prometaphase

noun
pro·​meta·​phase | \ -ˈmet-ə-ˌfāz How to pronounce prometaphase (audio) \

Medical Definition of prometaphase

: a stage sometimes distinguished between the prophase and metaphase of mitosis or meiosis and characterized by disappearance of the nuclear membrane and formation of the spindle

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“Prometaphase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prometaphase. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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