- the achromatic spindle with two asters that forms during mitosis.
Origin of amphiaster
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While these changes are going on in the chromatin the Amphiaster forms.
As the amphiaster grows the centrosomes are grouped in a plane at the equator of the spindle, forming the Equatorial Plate.
- cytology the structure that occurs in a cell undergoing mitosis, consisting of a spindle with an aster at each end
Word Origin for amphiaster
C19: from amphi- + New Latin aster; see aster
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- A double-star figure present in the cell during mitosis, consisting of two astrospheres connected by a spindle, formed just before the division of the nucleus.diaster
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