Meaning of phragmoplast

phrag•mo•plast

Pronunciation: (frag'mu-plast"), [key]
— n. Bot.
  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
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