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The final phase of cell division, between anaphase and interphase, in which the chromatids or chromosomes move to opposite ends of the cell and two nuclei are formed.
- ‘Second, the resolution of the mitoses was abnormal and led to the presence of chromosome bridges during anaphase or telophase and some nuclei became desynchronized.’
- ‘Cells in anaphase, telophase or cytokinesis can be discriminated easily from those in other cell-cycle phases by their typical locations of chromosomes or by their cellular morphology.’
- ‘Moreover, cells in anaphase and telophase were rarely detectable.’
- ‘During late anaphase and telophase, the metaphase furrows rapidly regress.’
- ‘The events in this stage of the cell cycle leading to cell division are prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.’
Late 19th century: from Greek telos ‘end’ + phase.
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