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anaphase Tweet Definition of anaphase Like Definition of anaphase on Facebook
noun
  1. (cytology) the stage of mitosis and meiosis during which the chromosomes separate; the chromatid moving to opposite poles of the cell
anucleate Tweet Definition of anucleate Like Definition of anucleate on Facebook
adjective
  1. (cytology) Of a cell which does not have a nucleus.
apposition Tweet Definition of apposition Like Definition of apposition on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) a construction in which one noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explain, explanatory equivalent, both having the same syntactic function in the sentence.
  2. The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.
  3. The quality of being side-by-side, apposed instead of being opposed, not being front-to-front but next to each other.
  4. A placing of two things side by side, or the fitting together of two things.
  5. In biology, the growth of successive layers of a cell wall.
aster Tweet Definition of aster Like Definition of aster on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.
  2. (biology) A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.
autonomic Tweet Definition of autonomic Like Definition of autonomic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Acting or occurring involuntarily, without conscious control.
  2. Pertaining to the autonomic nervous system.
axon Tweet Definition of axon Like Definition of axon on Facebook
noun (pluralaxons)
  1. (cytology) A nerve fibre which is a long slender projection of a nerve cell, and which conducts nerve impulses away from the body of the cell to a synapse.

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