S phase

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

synthesis

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of S phase was in 1966

Dictionary Entries Near S phase

Cite this Entry

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

Medical Definition

S phase

noun
: the period in the cell cycle during which DNA replication takes place compare g1 phase, g2 phase, m phase
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!