M phase

noun

Definition of M phase

: the period in the cell cycle during which cell division takes place — compare g1 phase, g2 phase, s phase

First Known Use of M phase

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for M phase

mitosis

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“M phase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/M%20phase. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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M phase

noun
\ ˈem-ˌfāz How to pronounce M phase (audio) \

Medical Definition of M phase

: the period in the cell cycle during which cell division takes place

called also D phase

— compare g1 phase, g2 phase, s phase

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