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midbody

Pronunciation: mid'bod-e

Definition: A dense stalk of residual interzonal spindle fibers (microtubules) and actin-containing filaments that is formed during anaphase of mitosis and connects daughter cells during telophase; midbodies are frequently observed between spermatids.

Synonym(s): intermediate body of Flemming

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