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, in the meaning defined above

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“Metaphase plate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphase%20plate. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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