1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Cell Cycle - Definition


Definition: The cell cycle is the life cycle of a dividing cell. It includes Interphase and the M phase or Mitotic phase (mitosis and cytokinesis). At the end of the mitotic cell cycle, two distinct daughter cells are produced. The contents of the dividing cell are equally distributed between two cells. The resulting cells are genetically identical.

Related Terms: Cytokinesis, Mitosis, Meiosis
  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. Biology
  4. Biology Dictionary
  5. Mitosis Glossary
  6. Cell Cycle

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.