monaster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mon- +‎ aster

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

monaster (plural monasters)

  1. The single aster formation that forms at the equatorial plate at the end of metaphase in mitosis.
    • 1951 November, Shinya Inoué & Katsuma Dan, “Birefringence of the Dividing Cell”, in Journal of Morphology, volume 89, number 3:
      After the encounter of the two pronuclei, one quadrant of the former positive cross of the monaster is missing on the side of the egg pronucleus.
    • 2007, Leon P. Bignold, Brian L. D. Coghlan, & Hubertus P.A. Jersmann, David Paul von Hansemann: Contributions to Oncology, →ISBN:
      One finds the longest chromosomes in the vascular epithelial cells if the monaster is well developed (Fig. 24), whilst shortly beforehand (Fig. 15) the chromosomes are still rather short.
    • 2012, Gerhard Czihak, The Sea Urchin Embryo: Biochemistry and Morphogenesis, →ISBN, page 179:
      At the same time the middle piece breaks down and releases the centriole, around which egg cytoplasm forms the sperm monaster.
    • 2013, J. Gray, A Textbook of Experimental Cytology, →ISBN, page 161:
      Large monasters can be produced in egg cells by a variety of methods; drugs, such as strychnine or chloral hydrate (Hertwig, 1887 ), hypertonic sea water (Morgan, 1896; Wilson,1901;Herlant, 1918),and by mechanical agitation (Boveri, 1903; Painter, 1915).

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek μοναστήριον (monastḗrion).

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Noun[edit]

monaster m inan

  1. (Christianity) monastery (traditional name of a monastery in the Eastern Churches)

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Further reading[edit]

  • monaster in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • monaster in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French monastère.

Noun[edit]

monaster m (plural monastere)

  1. (dated) monastery

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