metaphase Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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metaphasenoun [U or C]

/ˈmet.ə.feɪz/  us   /ˈmet̬-/
the ​stage of ​celldivision in which the chromosomesarrange themselves along the ​middle of the ​cell
(Definition of metaphase from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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metaphasenoun [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmet̬·əˌfeɪz/
biology the ​stage of ​celldivision in which the chromosomes (= ​cellstructurescontaininginformation)arrange themselves along the ​middle of the ​cell
(Definition of metaphase from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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