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amphiaster

[ am-fee-as-ter ]
/ ˈæm fiˌæs tər /
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noun Cell Biology.
the achromatic spindle with two asters that forms during mitosis.
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Origin of amphiaster

First recorded in 1880–85; amphi- + -aster2
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British Dictionary definitions for amphiaster

amphiaster
/ (ˈæmfɪˌæstə) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for amphiaster

amphiaster
[ ămfē-ăs′tər ]

n.
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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