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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A partition formed during cell division in plants and some algae that separates the two newly formed daughter cells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The beginning of the formation of a cell wall that also serves as a means of organization of chromosomes during mitosis in many plant cells.

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