spireme

spireme

[spahy-reem]
noun Cell Biology.
the threadlike chromatin of a cell nucleus, present during early meiosis or mitosis.

Origin:
1885–90; < Greek speírēma coil, equivalent to speirē-, variant stem of speirâsthai to be coiled around + -ma noun suffix of result

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spireme (ˈspaɪriːm)
 
n
cytology the tangled mass of chromatin threads into which the nucleus of a cell is resolved at the start of mitosis
 
[C19: from Greek speirēma a coil, from speira a coil, spire²]

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