noun Cell Biology.
the stage in mitosis at which the chromosomes, after their division and separation, are grouped near the poles of the spindle.

1880–85; di-1 + -aster2

diastral, adjective
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diaster (daɪˈæstə)
rare cytology the stage in cell division at which the chromosomes are in two groups at the poles of the spindle before forming daughter nuclei
[C19: from di-1 + Greek astēr star]

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diaster di·as·ter (dī-ās'tər)
See amphiaster.

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