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Interphase

Synonym(s)

  • resting stage

Definition(s)

The interval between two successive cell divisions during which the chromosomes are not individually distinguishable. Interphase is considered the resting stage of the cell.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The interval between the end of one mitotic or meiotic division and the beginning of another -- called also resting stage.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014