C2.3 Cell Division Key Terms

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cell cycle The regular sequence of growth and division that cells undergo.
interphase The first stage of the cell cycle. The stage of the cell cycle that takes place before cell division occurs.
replication Happens in Stage 1. The process by which a cell makes a copy of the DNA in its nucleus.
mitosis The second stage of the cell cycle. The stage of the cell cycle during which the cell’s nucleus divides into two new nuclei and one copy of the DNA is distributed into each daughter cell.
chromosome A doubled rod of condensed chromatin; contains DNA that carries genetic information.
cytokinesis The final stage of the cell cycle, in which the cell’s cytoplasm divides, distributing the organelles into each of the two new cells.

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