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anaphase  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ān'ə-fāz')  Pronunciation Key 
The stage of cell division in mitosis or meiosis in which the doubled set of chromosomes separates into two identical groups that move to opposite ends of the cell. Anaphase is preceded by metaphase and followed by telophase. See more at meiosis, mitosis.

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