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  • n. The stage of a cell between two successive mitotic or meiotic divisions.

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  • n. The stage in the life cycle of a cell between two successive mitotic or meiotic divisions.
  • adj. Between phases

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  • Interphase - Between mitotic divisions, a normal resting or actively growing cell exists in a state known as interphase, in which the chromatin forms a highly diffuse, fibrous network that is being continuously transcribed by enzymes within the nucleus (Figure 1 (a)).

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  • Mitosis  Non-mitosis stages are called interphase

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  • "Oh, like interphase. your chromosomes are condensing but the cell hasn't actually begun to divide."

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  • But its crew had gone insane from the interphase and were all dead, so no one lived to tell the tale back home.

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