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prophase definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the first stage of meiosis
2: the first stage of mitosis

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 1. the initial stage of mitosis and of the mitotic division of meiosis characterized by the condensation of chromosomes consisting of two chromatids, disappearance of the nucleolus and nuclear membrane, and formation of mitotic spindle 2. the initial stage of the first division of meiosis in which the chromosomes become visible, homologous pairs of chromosomes undergo synapsis and crossing over, chiasmata appear, chromosomes condense with homologues visible as tetrads, and the nuclear membrane and nucleolus disappear compare diakinesis, diplotene, leptotene, pachytene, zygotene prophasic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Biol. the phase in cell division in which chromosomes contract and each becomes visible as two chromatids. Etymology: PRO-(2) + PHASE




 


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