noun Cell Biology.
- metaphase plate,
Origin of metaphase
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Metaphase of first maturation division, showing the element x in various positions.
The second maturation division is seen in metaphase in figure 220 and in anaphase in figure 221.
Figures 50 and 51 show polar views of the metaphase, the smaller element (x) being the unequal pair.
In the metaphase (fig. 182) it is the last to come into the equatorial plate, possibly because of its lack of symmetry.
Figure 29 is the equatorial plate of a metaphase in which the larger component of the unequal pair has been removed in sectioning.