Mitosis Vocabulary Middle School Level

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interphase
Includes G1, S, and G2 phases; not part of mitosis BUT part of the cell cycle
Cell cylce
includes G1, S, G2, and Mitosis; This is the full life of a cell including cell growth, preparation for cell division, and the formation of two daughter cells
mitosis
The M phase of the cell cycle; the division of the cell nucleus and cytokinesis; PMAT
prophase
stage of mitosis when the chromosomes organize into chromosomes; centrioles appear, nuclear membrane disappears, spindle fibers appear
metaphase
stage of mitosis when the choromosomes line up in the middle of the cell
anaphase
stage of mitosis when the sister chromitids seperate and move apart toward opposite poles of the cell
telephose
stage of mitosis when the chromosomes spread out as chromatin and the nuclear membrane reappears; the spindle fibers and centrioles also disappear
cytokinesis
the cytoplasm splits into two cells/ cleavage furrow pinches in animal cells; cell plate forms in plant cells
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