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interphase

[ 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 .

Origin of interphase

First recorded in 1920–25; inter- + phase
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British Dictionary definitions for interphase

interphase
/ (ˈɪntəˌfeɪz) /

noun
biology the period between two successive divisions of a cell
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Scientific definitions for interphase

interphase
[ ĭntər-fāz′ ]

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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