[met-uh-feyz] /ˈmɛt əˌfeɪz/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. the stage in mitosis or meiosis in which the duplicated chromosomes line up along the equatorial plate of the spindle. /ˈmɛtəˌfeɪz/ noun 1. (biology) the second stage of mitosis during which the condensed chromosomes attach to the centre of the spindle See also prophase (sense 1), anaphase (sense […]
noun, Cell Biology. 1. a plane in the equatorial region of the spindle in dividing cells, along which the chromosomes become arranged during the metaphase. metaphase plate n. An imaginary plane perpendicular to the spindle fibers of a dividing cell, along which chromosomes align during metaphase.
[met-uh-fen] /ˈmɛt əˌfɛn/ Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of .
algorithm, text An algorithm for encoding a word so that similar sounding words encode the same. It’s similar to soundex in purpose, but as it knows the basic rules of English pronunciation it’s more accurate. The higher accuracy doesn’t come free, though, metaphone requires more computational power as well as more storage capacity, but neither […]