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noun Cell Biology.

the central plane of the spindle in a dividing cell, to which chromosomes migrate during the metaphase of mitosis or meiosis.

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Origin of equatorial plate

First recorded in 1885–90
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equatorial plate

n.

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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