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Cell Growth & Division

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having no dangerous effect on health, especially referring to an abnormal growth of cells that are not cancerous
protein that organizes chromosomes and around which DNA wraps
common name for a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division
one half of a duplicated chromosome
programmed cell death
the last phase of mitosis when a complete set of identical chromosomes is positioned at each pole of the cell, the nuclear membranes start to form, the chromosomes begin to uncoil, and the spindle fibers disassemble
pattern of growth, DNA replication, and cell division that occurs in a eukaryotic cell (2 words)
the second phase of mitosis when spindle fibers align the chromosomes along the cell equator
cell that can divide for long periods of time while remaining undifferentiated (2 words)
process by which offspring are produced from a single parent and does not involve the joining of gametes (2 words)
to spread by transferring a disease-causing agent from the site of the disease to other parts of the body
asexual reproduction in which a cell divides into two equal parts (2 words)
cancerous tumor in which cells break away and spread to other parts of the body, causing harm to the organism's health
group of different types of tissues that work together to perform a specific function or related functions
two or more organs that work in a coordinated way to carry out similar functions (2 words)
group of cells that work together to perform a similar function
long, continuous thread of DNA that consists of numerous genes and regulatory information
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the third phase of mitosis during which chromatids separate and are pulled to opposite sides of the cell
broad group of proteins that stimulate cell division (2 words)
repeating nucleotide at the ends of DNA molecules that do not form genes and help prevent the loss of genes
processes by which unspecialized cells develop into their mature form and function (2 words)
process by which a cell divides its nucleus and contents
loose combination of DNA and proteins that is present during interphase
substance that produces or promotes the development of cancer
process by which the cell cytoplasm divides
region of condensed chromosome that looks pinched and where spindle fibers attach during meiosis and mitosis
the first phase of mitosis when chromatin condenses, the nuclear envelope breaks down, the nucleolus disappears, and the centrosomes and centrioles migrate to opposite sides of the cell