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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The final stage of mitosis or meiosis during which the chromosomes of daughter cells are grouped in new nuclei.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The final stage of mitosis or meiosis during which the daughter chromosomes move towards opposite ends of the nuclear spindle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cytology, the last stage in karyokinesis, or mitosis, just preceding the reconstitution of the nuclei in the daughter-cells that have resulted from the division of the mother-cell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the final stage of meiosis when the chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
  • n. the final stage of mitosis

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