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anaphase

[ an-uh-feyz ]
/ ˈæn əˌfeɪz /
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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.

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Origin of anaphase

First recorded in 1885–90; ana- + phase
an·a·pha·sic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anaphase

anaphase
/ (ˈænəˌfeɪz) /

noun

the third stage of mitosis, during which the chromatids separate and migrate towards opposite ends of the spindleSee also prophase, metaphase, telophase
the corresponding stage of the first division of meiosis
C19: from ana- + phase
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for anaphase

anaphase
[ ănə-fāz′ ]

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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Scientific definitions for anaphase

anaphase
[ ănə-fāz′ ]

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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