S phase

noun

Definition of S phase

  1. :  the period in the cell cycle during which DNA replication takes place — compare g1 phase, g2 phase, m phase

Origin and Etymology of s phase

synthesis


First Known Use: 1966


Medical Dictionary

S phase

noun

Medical Definition of S phase

  1. :  the period in the cell cycle during which DNA replication takes place—compare g1 phase, g2 phase, m phase


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