in·​ter·​phase | \ ˈin-tər-ˌfāz How to pronounce interphase (audio) \

Definition of interphase

: the interval between the end of one mitotic or meiotic division and the beginning of another

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Recent Examples on the Web The eye uses real-time mass spectrometry to examine how the components interact inside a solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), which is the mechanism that powers most of our batteries. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "What Happens Inside a Battery to Make It Catch Fire?," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of interphase

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Interphase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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in·​ter·​phase | \ ˈint-ər-ˌfāz How to pronounce interphase (audio) \

Medical Definition of interphase

: the interval between the end of one mitotic or meiotic division and the beginning of another

called also resting stage

Other Words from interphase

interphasic \ -​ik How to pronounce interphasic (audio) \ adjective

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