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The stage of mitosis and meiosis in which the chromosomes move to opposite ends of the nuclear spindle.
1. (Biology) the third stage of mitosis, during which the chromatids separate and migrate towards opposite ends of the spindle. See also prophase, metaphase, telophase
2. (Biology) the corresponding stage of the first division of meiosis
[C19: from ana- + phase]
the stage in mitosis or meiosis following metaphase in which the chromosomes move away from each other to opposite ends of the cell.
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|Noun||1.||anaphase - the stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle|
meiosis, miosis, reduction division - (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
phase of cell division - a stage in meiosis or mitosis
n. anafase, etapa de la división celular.