Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In building, a small wall-plate resting on the ends of the tie-beams of a roof, and supporting the lower ends of the common rafters.
- n. One of the masses or spheres of achromatic substance at the poles of the mitotic spindle in dividing protozoa. The pole-plates probably represent the attraction-spheres of other animals. Also called end-plates.
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