noun Cell Biology.
the central plane of the spindle in a dividing cell, to which chromosomes migrate during the metaphase of mitosis or meiosis.
Words nearby equatorial plate
Origin of equatorial plate
First recorded in 1885–90
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Medicine definitions for equatorial plate
The plane located midway between the poles of a dividing cell during miotic metaphase and touching the centromeres and their spindle attachments.
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