interphase

play
noun in·ter·phase \ˈin-tər-ˌfāz\

Definition of interphase

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

First Known Use of interphase

1913


Medical Dictionary

interphase

play
noun in·ter·phase \ˈint-ər-ˌfāz\

Medical Definition of interphase

  1. :  the interval between the end of one mitotic or meiotic division and the beginning of another—called also resting stage

interphasic

\-ik\play adjective

Illustration of interphase


Learn More about interphase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up interphase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to counsel, recommend, or inform

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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