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From Ancient Greek τέλος (télos, completion) + New Latin phasis, from Ancient Greek φάσις (phásis, an appearance), from φάειν (pháein, to shine).


telophase (plural telophases)

  1. (biology) The final stage of mitosis or meiosis during which the daughter chromosomes move towards opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
    • 1901 June 1, Edward. G. Conklin, “The individuality of the germ nuclei during the cleavage of the egg of Crepidula”, in Biological Bulletin, volume 2, number 6:
      This separateness is most easily observed in the telophase of each division, though in some cleavage cells it may be seen in the prophase also, or even throughout the resting period.

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