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stathmokinesis

Pronunciation: stath'mo-ki-ne'sis

Definition: Condition of arrested mitosis after treatment with an agent, such as colchicine, which effectively alters the mitotic spindle to prevent typical rearrangement of the chromosomes preceding cell division.

[G. stathmos, standing place, + kinesis, motion]

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