metaphase

noun meta·phase \ ˈme-tə-ˌfāz \

Definition of metaphase

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

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metaphase

noun meta·phase \ ˈmet-ə-ˌfāz \

medical Definition of metaphase

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

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