- the plane passing through the equator of the earth or another celestial body.
Origin of equatorial plane
First recorded in 1890–95
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equatorial plane(ē′kwə-tôr′ē-əl, ĕk′wə-)
- The plane that contains all of the centromeres and their spindle attachments during metaphase of mitosis.
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