[ in-ter-feyz ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌfeɪz /
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noun Cell Biology.
the period of the cell cycle during which the nucleus is not undergoing division, typically occurring between mitotic or meiotic divisions.
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Also called interkinesis .
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British Dictionary definitions for interphase
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biology the period between two successive divisions of a cell
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Medical definitions for interphase
[ ĭn′tər-fāz′ ]
The stage of a cell between two successive mitotic or meiotic divisions.interkinesis
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Scientific definitions for interphase
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The stage in the development of a cell following mitosis or meiosis, during which the nucleus is not dividing. In cells that will undergo further division, the DNA in the nucleus is duplicated in preparation for the next division.
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