Definition of Prophase

1. Noun. The first stage of meiosis.




2. Noun. The first stage of mitosis.
Group relationships: Mitosis
Generic synonyms: Phase Of Cell Division

Definition of Prophase

1. Noun. the first stage of mitosis, during which chromatin condenses to form the chromosomes ¹

2. Noun. the first stage of meiosis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prophase

1. the first stage in mitosis [n -S]

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Literary usage of Prophase

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1. An Introduction to Cytology by Lester Whyland Sharp (1921)
"The doubleness in the heterotypic pro- phase is therefore not homologous with that in the somatic prophase: in the former it is due to a conjugation and in ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1907)
"Early prophase of second cleavage. To the right, below, is a highly magnified ... A little later prophase of the same. In the protoplasmic cell the nuclear ..."

3. Whole Life Cycle of Chromosomes and Their Coiling Systems: Transactions, APS by L. R. Cleveland (2008)
"In fact, if the mid- prophase were the only place in these chromosomes of flagellates where I could see these bends and twists of the ..."

4. Studies in Spermatogenesis by Nettie Maria Stevens (1905)
"First spermatocyte, prophase. 201. First spermatocyte, metaphase, x the unequal ... First spermatocyte, prophase. 229. Equatorial plate from egg follicle, ..."

5. Studies in Spermatogenesis by Nettie Maria Stevens (1905)
"First spermatocyte, prophase. 201. First spermatocyte, metaphase, x the unequal ... First spermatocyte, prophase. 228. First spermatocyte, equatorial plate. ..."

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