telophase

noun
telo·​phase | \ ˈte-lə-ˌfāz How to pronounce telophase (audio) , ˈtē- \

Definition of telophase

1 : the final stage of mitosis and of the second division of meiosis in which the spindle disappears and the nucleus reforms around each set of chromosomes
2 : the final stage in the first division of meiosis that may be missing in some organisms and is characterized by the gathering at opposite poles of the cell of half of the original number of chromosomes including one from each homologous pair

First Known Use of telophase

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of telophase was in 1895

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“Telophase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telophase. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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telophase

noun
telo·​phase | \ ˈtel-ə-ˌfāz How to pronounce telophase (audio) , ˈtēl- How to pronounce telophase (audio) \

Medical Definition of telophase

1 : the final stage of mitosis and of the second division of meiosis in which the spindle disappears and the nucleus reforms around each set of chromosomes
2 : the final stage in the first division of meiosis that may be missing in some organisms and that is characterized by the gathering at opposite poles of the cell of half the original number of chromosomes including one from each homologous pair

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