- 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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C19: from ana- + phase
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Word Origin and History for anaphasic
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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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