Definition of anaphase in English:



  • [mass noun] The third stage of cell division, between metaphase and telophase, during which the chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle.

    • ‘Second, the centromere is the focus for the formation of the kinetochore, where microtubules connect to the chromosomes during anaphase in mitosis and meiosis.’
    • ‘Finally, category III includes cells in anaphase / telophase either with or without a spindle signal present.’
    • ‘Cells with anaphase and telophase bridges were not significantly more frequent in trichlorfon-treated cultures than in control cultures, indicating that chromosome exchanges were not induced.’
    • ‘This pattern is generally characterized by nuclear localization during interphase and prophase and association with the spindle midzone during anaphase and telophase.’
    • ‘The events in this stage of the cell cycle leading to cell division are prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.’