[ in-ter-feyz ]

nounCell Biology.
  1. the period of the cell cycle during which the nucleus is not undergoing division, typically occurring between mitotic or meiotic divisions.

Origin of interphase

First recorded in 1920–25; inter- + phase

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British Dictionary definitions for interphase


/ (ˈɪntəˌfeɪz) /

  1. biology the period between two successive divisions of a cell

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Scientific definitions for interphase


[ ĭntər-fāz′ ]

  1. 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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