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cell division
the process by which a cell divides into two daughter cells
mitosis
the first stage of cell division, divicion of the cell nucleus
cytokenisis
second stage of cell division, division of the cytoplasm
chromatids
two identical sister parts of a duplicated chromosome.
centromere
are usually located near the middle of the chromatids although some lie near the ends
interphase
period of the cell cycles of cell divisons
cell cycle
the series of events that cells go through as they grow and divide
prophase
first and longest stage of mitosis, can take as much as 50 to 60 percent of the time required to complete mitosis
centrioles
two tiny structures located in the cytoplasm
spindle
a fanlike microtuble structure that helps seperate the chromosmes
metaphase
second stage of mitosis, often only lasts a few minutes
anaphase
third stage of mitosis
telaphase
the fourth and final phase of mitosis