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anaphase Syllabification: an·a·phase
Pronunciation: /ˈanəˌfāz/

Definition of anaphase in English:


The stage of meiotic or mitotic cell division in which the chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle.
Example sentences
  • The events in this stage of the cell cycle leading to cell division are prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.
  • This pattern is generally characterized by nuclear localization during interphase and prophase and association with the spindle midzone during anaphase and telophase.
  • Finally, category III includes cells in anaphase / telophase either with or without a spindle signal present.
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