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

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M phase

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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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