plural anachromases
: the mitotic nuclear transformations leading to formation of the metaphase plate compare katachromasis

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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