[ an-uh-feyz ]
/ ˈæn əˌfeɪz /
the stage in mitosis or meiosis following metaphase in which the daughter chromosomes move away from each other to opposite ends of the cell.
Related formsan·a·pha·sic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anaphasic
/ (ˈænəˌfeɪz) /
Word Origin for anaphase
C19: from ana- + phase
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Medicine definitions for anaphasic
[ ăn′ə-fāz′ ]
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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Science definitions for anaphasic
[ ăn′ə-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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