anaphase

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anaphase

[′an·ə‚fāz]
(cell and molecular biology)
The stage in mitosis and in the second meiotic division when the centromere splits and the chromatids separate and move to opposite poles.
The stage of the first meiotic division when the two halves of a bivalent chromosome separate and move to opposite poles.
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The centrosomes were at the top of the two bulges and the late anaphase spindle docked to the actin-poor region.
The astral microtubules that had nucleated from each centrosome were duplicated in late anaphase of MT1 and had migrated to opposite poles of their respective nuclear masses and started to form the spindle poles (Fig.
Washout when controls were at late anaphase ([approximately equal to]27-30 min) was too late; no PBs formed, and oocytes contained four pronuclei.