noun Cell Biology.
the stage in mitosis at which the chromosomes, after their division and separation, are grouped near the poles of the spindle.
Origin of diaster
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Chromosomes at the poles forming the Diaster, beginning splitting of the Cell-body.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
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
Word Origin for diaster
C19: from di- 1 + Greek astēr star
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