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Noun: kinetochore
  1. A specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
    "the kinetochore is difficult to sequence";
    - centromere

Derived forms: kinetochores

Type of: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Part of: chromosome

Encyclopedia: Kinetochore