anaphase [ an- uh-feyz ] SHOW IPA / ˈæn əˌfeɪz / PHONETIC RESPELLING 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. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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Origin of anaphase
First recorded in 1885–90;
phase OTHER WORDS FROM anaphase an·a·pha·sic, adjective Words nearby anaphase anankastic personality
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Example sentences from the Web for anaphase
anaphase of this mitosis is shown in figure 19; here the small chromosome is already divided.
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
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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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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