equatorial plate


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equatorial plate

n.
The plane located midway between the poles of a dividing cell during the metaphase stage of mitosis or meiosis and formed from the migration of the chromosomes to the spindle's center.
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Further examination of the microtubule arrays at telophase showed that the microtubules were arranged at the equatorial plate in the CK and B treatments (Fig.