diaster

[dahy-as-ter]
noun Cell Biology.
  1. the stage in mitosis at which the chromosomes, after their division and separation, are grouped near the poles of the spindle.

Origin of diaster

First recorded in 1880–85; di-1 + -aster2
Related formsdi·as·tral, adjective
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diaster

noun
  1. cytology rare the stage in cell division at which the chromosomes are in two groups at the poles of the spindle before forming daughter nuclei
Derived Formsdiastral, adjective

Word Origin for diaster

C19: from di- 1 + Greek astēr star
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diaster in Medicine

diaster

[dī-ăstər]
n.
  1. amphiaster
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