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spindle

 [spin´d'l]
1. a pin tapered at one end or both ends, or something with this shape.
2. the thin, tapering figure occurring during metaphase of cell division, composed of microtubules radiating from the centrioles and connecting to the chromosomes at their centromeres. Called also mitotic spindle.
mitotic spindle spindle (def. 2).
muscle spindle a mechanoreceptor found between the skeletal muscle fibers; the muscle spindles are arranged in parallel with muscle fibers, and respond to passive stretch of the muscle but cease to discharge if the muscle contracts isotonically, thus signaling muscle length. The muscle spindle is the receptor responsible for the stretch or myotatic reflex.
sleep s's bursts of activity of a particular waveform in the electroencephalogram in light or early sleep.

spin·dle

(spin'dĕl),
anatomy, pathology any fusiform cell or structure.
[A.S.]

spindle

(spĭn′dl)
n.
1. Biology A cytoplasmic network composed of microtubules along which the chromosomes are distributed during mitosis and meiosis.
2. Anatomy See muscle spindle.

spin·dle

(spin'dĕl)
anatomy, pathology Any fusiform cell or structure.
[A.S.]

spindle

A term used adjectivally in anatomy and referring to any elongated cell or structure pointed at both ends. Fusiform.

spin·dle

(spin'dĕl)
In anatomy and pathology, any fusiform cell or structure.
[A.S.]
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The autumn months, however, see guelder roses blooming, rowan and spindle trees groaning with berries and leaves on the acer trees turning red.
Spindle ermine caterpillars love to dine on the leaves of spindle trees. "Most likely, they completely defoliated [deprived of leaves] the nearby trees and descended in search of more food," says Schal.
Spindle trees were planted on the sea side slope of the embankment and wax trees on the other slope.