interphase

noun

in·​ter·​phase ˈin-tər-ˌfāz How to pronounce interphase (audio)
: the interval between the end of one mitotic or meiotic division and the beginning of another

Examples of interphase in a Sentence

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, 10 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interphase was in 1913

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“Interphase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interphase. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

interphase

noun
in·​ter·​phase ˈint-ər-ˌfāz How to pronounce interphase (audio)
: the period between the end of one mitotic or meiotic cell division and the beginning of the next

Medical Definition

interphase

noun
in·​ter·​phase ˈint-ər-ˌfāz How to pronounce interphase (audio)
: the interval between the end of one mitotic or meiotic division and the beginning of another

called also resting stage

interphasic adjective

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