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phragmoplast

[frag-muh-plast] /ˈfræg məˌplæst/
noun, Botany
1.
the cytoplasmic structure that forms at the equator of the spindle after the chromosomes have divided during the anaphase of plant mitosis, and that initiates cell division.
Also called cell plate.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < Greek phrágm(a) fence (see phragmites) + -o- + -plast
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