metaphase plate

noun

Definition of metaphase plate

: a section in the equatorial plane of the metaphase spindle having the chromosomes oriented upon it

First Known Use of metaphase plate

1937

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metaphase plate

noun

medical Definition of metaphase plate

: a plane cell section in the equatorial plane of the metaphase spindle having the chromosomes oriented upon it

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