Telophase(redirected from telophases)
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the final stage of cell division. During telophase the movement of chromosomes ceases, the mitotic apparatus disintegrates, and nucleoli appear. A nuclear envelope forms around each of the two groups of daughter chromosomes located at opposite poles of the cell. As the daughter nuclei are reconstituted, division of the cell body—cytotomy, or cytokinesis—occurs, and two cells are formed. The duration of telophase ranges from 1.5 to 400 minutes.