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met·a·phase

 (mĕt′ə-fāz′)
n.
The stage of mitosis and meiosis, following prophase and preceding anaphase, during which the chromosomes are aligned along the metaphase plate.
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metaphase

(ˈmɛtəˌfeɪz)
n
1. (Biology) the second stage of mitosis during which the condensed chromosomes attach to the centre of the spindle. See also prophase1, anaphase1, telophase1
2. (Biology) the corresponding stage of the first division of meiosis
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met•a•phase

(ˈmɛt əˌfeɪz)

n.
the stage in mitosis or meiosis in which the duplicated chromosomes line up along the equatorial plate of the spindle.
[1885–90]
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met·a·phase

(mĕt′ə-fāz′)
The stage of cell division in which the spindle forms and chromosomes line up along the center of the cell. In mitosis, metaphase is preceded by prophase and followed by anaphase. See more at meiosis, mitosis.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metaphase - the second stage of meiosismetaphase - the second stage of meiosis    
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
2.metaphase - the second stage of mitosis
mitosis - cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
phase of cell division - a stage in meiosis or mitosis
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métaphase

met·a·phase

n. metafase, una de las etapas de la división celular.
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References in periodicals archive ?
(A) C-metaphasis, note that chromosomes are not aligned at the equatorial cell plate; (B) non-oriented chromosomes in relation the metaphasic plate; (C) sticky chromosomes in metaphasis; (D) micronuclei in interphase; (E) micronuclei in prophasis; (F) anaphasis bridge.
(b) FISH experiments with break-apart probes on fixed cells: deletion of the BAC probe located 5'/centromeric (RP11-1144D2 labelled in green) to the LPP (lipoma preferred partner or LIM Domain Containing Preferred Translocation Partner In Lipoma) locus in a metaphasic cell and in a nucleus (soft tissue tumor): ish der(?)t(3,?)(RP11-1144D2-,RP1167E18-;RP11-67E18+[5].nuc ish(RPThn44D2x1,RP11-67E18x2)(RPThn44D2 con RP11-67E18x1)[334/400].