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telophase

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noun telo·phase \ˈte-lə-ˌfāz, ˈtē-\

Definition of telophase

  1. 1 :  the final stage of mitosis and of the second division of meiosis in which the spindle disappears and the nuclear envelope reforms around each set of chromosomes

  2. 2 :  the final stage in the first division of meiosis that may be missing in some organisms and is characterized by the gathering at opposite poles of the cell of half the original number of chromosomes including one from each homologous pair



Origin and Etymology of telophase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1895


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telophase

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noun telo·phase \ˈtel-ə-ˌfāz, ˈtēl-\

Medical Definition of telophase

  1. 1:  the final stage of mitosis and of the second division of meiosis in which the spindle disappears and the nucleus reforms around each set of chromosomes

  2. 2:  the final stage in the first division of meiosis that may be missing in some organisms and that is characterized by the gathering at opposite poles of the cell of half the original number of chromosomes including one from each homologous pair



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