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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek.


amphiaster (plural amphiasters)

  1. (biology) The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle-shaped bundle of rod-like fibres diverging from each aster.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for amphiaster in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)