spireme


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spireme

 [spi´rēm]
the threadlike continuous or segmented figure formed by the chromosome material during prophase.

spi·rem

, spireme (spī'rem, spī'rēm),
Term formerly applied to the first stage of mitosis or meiosis (prophase) during which extended chromosome filaments have the appearance of a loose ball of yarn, on the incorrect supposition that the filaments were continuous and later broke apart to form individual chromosomes.
[G. speirēma, a coil 1]

spireme

/spi·reme/ (spi´rēm) the threadlike continuous or segmented figure formed by the chromosome material during prophase.

spireme

(spī′rēm′) also

spirem

(-rĕm′)
n.
The tangle of filaments that appears at the beginning of the prophase portion of meiosis or mitosis.

spireme

the threadlike continuous or segmented figure formed by the chromosome material during prophase.
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