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Definition of "interphase" [interphase]

  • The stage of a cell between two successive mitotic or meiotic divisions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interphase" in a sentence
  • "Interphase - Between mitotic divisions, a normal resting or actively growing cell exists in a state known as interphase, in which the chromatin forms a highly diffuse, fibrous network that is being continuously transcribed by enzymes within the nucleus (Figure 1 (a))."
  • "Mitosis  Non-mitosis stages are called interphase"
  • "(A) Asynchronous U2OS cells were untreated ( "interphase") or treated with nocodazole"