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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.

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

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]

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.
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
Translations
métaphase

met·a·phase

n. metafase, una de las etapas de la división celular.
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Note to Editors: SDRC, I-DEAS and Metaphase are registered trademarks and I-DEAS Enterprise is a trademark of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation.
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