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anaphase-promoting complex[¦an·ə·fāz prə‚mōd·iŋ ′käm‚pleks]
(cell and molecular biology)
A large protein complex activated during mitosis that promotes the metaphase to anaphase transition by effecting the proteolytic destruction of several key mitotic regulators. Abbreviated APC.
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