amphiaster

amphiaster

[am-fee-as-ter]
noun Cell Biology.
the achromatic spindle with two asters that forms during mitosis.

Origin:
1880–85; amphi- + -aster2

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amphiaster (ˈæmfɪˌæstə)
 
n
cytology the structure that occurs in a cell undergoing mitosis, consisting of a spindle with an aster at each end
 
[C19: from amphi- + New Latin aster; see aster]

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amphiaster am·phi·as·ter (ām'fē-ās'tər)
n.
A double-star figure present in the cell during mitosis, consisting of two astrospheres connected by a spindle, formed just before the division of the nucleus. Also called diaster.

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