metaphase plate

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metaphase plate was in 1937

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“Metaphase plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphase%20plate. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

metaphase plate

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