M phase

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

mitosis

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of M phase was in 1945

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“M phase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/M%20phase. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

M phase

noun
: 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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