Definition of Anaphase

1. Noun. The stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle.

Group relationships: Meiosis, Miosis, Reduction Division
Generic synonyms: Phase Of Cell Division
Derivative terms: Anaphasic



Definition of Anaphase

1. Noun. (cytology) the stage of mitosis and meiosis during which the chromosomes separate; the chromatid moving to opposite poles of the cell ¹

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Definition of Anaphase

1. a stage of mitosis [n -S]

Medical Definition of Anaphase

1. The stage of mitosis or meiosis begins with the separation of pairs of homologous chromosomes from each other and moved to opposite sides of the cell. See: anaphase I, anaphase II, anaphase lag. (18 Nov 2007)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anaphase

anantherous
ananthous
ananym
ananyms
anapaest
anapaestic
anapaestics
anapaests
anapaite
anapeiratic
anapest
anapestic
anapestical
anapestics
anapests
anaphase (current term)
anaphase-promoting complex
anaphase-promoting complexes
anaphase I
anaphase II
anaphase lag
anaphases
anaphasic
anaphia
anaphor
anaphora
anaphoral
anaphoras
anaphoresis
anaphoretic

Literary usage of Anaphase

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1. Fecundation in Plants by David Myers Mottier (1904)
"THE anaphase. The pairs of granddaughter segments, as they pass toward the poles, are in the form of contiguous, straight, or undulating rods, V's or U's, ..."

2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"anaphase of the first division ; the chromosomes are in various stages of ... anaphase, second division, spindle showing its connection with the ectoplasm. ..."

3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"One end of an anaphase in a secondary spermatocyte which showed five chromosomes; ... anaphase of such a cell as that pictured in 65. FIG. 67. ..."

4. The Kansas University Science Bulletin by University of Kansas (1902)
"It is impossible for any known modification of the prophase to change the essential character of the anaphase, so as to make it precede instead of follow ..."

5. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"anaphase and later the whole muss is drawn out into the characteristic strand ... Later anaphase show that these lagging chromosome groups finally divide ..."

6. Bryn Mawr College Monographs by Bryn Mawr College (1906)
"First spermatocyte, metaphase. 60-61. First spermatocyte, anaphase. 62. ... Ill, first spermatocyte, anaphase. Beach goldenrod aphid. a and ft. ..."

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