Definition of telophase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtēləˌfāz/ Pronunciation: /ˈtelə-/


The final phase of cell division, between anaphase and interphase, in which the chromatids or chromosomes move to opposite ends of the cell and two nuclei are formed.
Example sentences
  • The events in this stage of the cell cycle leading to cell division are prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.
  • During late anaphase and telophase, the metaphase furrows rapidly regress.
  • Second, the resolution of the mitoses was abnormal and led to the presence of chromosome bridges during anaphase or telophase and some nuclei became desynchronized.


Late 19th century: from Greek telos 'end' + phase.

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Syllabification: tel·o·phase

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