Amphiaster



the achromatic spindle with two asters that forms during mitosis.
Historical Examples

While these changes are going on in the chromatin the amphiaster forms.
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As the amphiaster grows the centrosomes are grouped in a plane at the equator of the spindle, forming the Equatorial Plate.
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noun
(cytology) the structure that occurs in a cell undergoing mitosis, consisting of a spindle with an aster at each end

amphiaster am·phi·as·ter (ām’fē-ās’tər)
n.
A double-star figure present in the cell during mitosis, consisting of two astrospheres connected by a spindle, formed just before the division of the nucleus. Also called diaster.

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