metaphase

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noun meta·phase \ˈme-tə-ˌfāz\

Definition of metaphase

  1. :  the stage of mitosis and meiosis in which the chromosomes become arranged in the equatorial plane of the spindle

Origin and Etymology of metaphase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1887


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metaphase

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noun meta·phase \ˈmet-ə-ˌfāz\

Medical Definition of metaphase

  1. :  the stage of mitosis and meiosis in which the chromosomes become arranged in the equatorial plane of the spindle

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