EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Biology 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
First recorded in
phase Related forms an·a·pha·sic, adjective
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anaphase including the small chromosome is shown in figure 56.
anaphase (figs. 14-16) the larger and the smaller components of the pair separate as in Tenebrio.
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
The second maturation division is seen in metaphase in figure 220 and in
anaphase in figure 221. British Dictionary definitions for anaphase noun the third stage of mitosis, during which the chromatids separate and migrate towards opposite ends of the spindle See also prophase, metaphase, telophase the corresponding stage of the first division of meiosis Word Origin for anaphase
ana- + phase
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Word Origin and History for anaphase n.
1887, coined in German (1884), from Greek
ana- (see ana-) + phase (n.).
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n. 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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The stage of cell division in mitosis or meiosis in which the doubled set of chromosomes separates into two identical groups that move to opposite ends of the cell. Anaphase is preceded by metaphase and followed by telophase. See more at meiosis mitosis.
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