- the stage in mitosis or meiosis following metaphase in which the daughter chromosomes move away from each other to opposite ends of the cell.
Origin of anaphase
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An anaphase including the small chromosome is shown in figure 56.
In the anaphase (figs. 14-16) the larger and the smaller components of the pair separate as in Tenebrio.
In the anaphase of the second division all of the chromosomes are divided quantitatively as may be seen in figures 77 and 78.
Figure 260 shows a side view of the second spindle in metaphase, and figure 261 in anaphase.
The second maturation division is seen in metaphase in figure 220 and in anaphase in figure 221.Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)
Nettie Maria Stevens
C19: from ana- + phase
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Word Origin and History for anaphase
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- The stage of mitosis and meiosis in which the chromosomes move from the equatorial plate toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle.
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