anachromasis

noun

an·​a·​chro·​ma·​sis
ˌanəˈkrōməsə̇s
plural anachromases
-əˌsēz
: the mitotic nuclear transformations leading to formation of the metaphase plate compare katachromasis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ana- + chrom- + connective -a- + -sis

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anachromasis was in 1916

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“Anachromasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anachromasis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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