metaphase plate

noun Cell Biology.
  1. a plane in the equatorial region of the spindle in dividing cells, along which the chromosomes become arranged during the metaphase.

Origin of metaphase plate

First recorded in 1935–40
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metaphase plate in Medicine

metaphase plate

n.
  1. An imaginary plane perpendicular to the spindle fibers of a dividing cell, along which chromosomes align during metaphase.
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