The double-star figure formed by the two astrospheres and their connecting spindle fibers during mitosis. SYN: diaster. [amphi- + G. aster, star]

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am·phi·as·ter 'am-fēər n the achromatic figure of mitotic cell division esp. in animal cells in which two asters are connected by a spindle
am·phi·as·tral .am-fē-'as-trəl adj

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  • Amphiaster — Am phi*as ter, n. [NL., fr. Gr. amfi + asth r a star.] (Biol.) The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle shaped bundle of rodlike fibers diverging from each aster, and called the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphiaster — [am′fē as΄tər] n. [ AMPHI + ASTER1] in mitosis, the long spindle with asters at either end that forms during the prophase, or first stage …   English World dictionary

  • amphiaster — /am fee as teuhr/, n. Cell Biol. the achromatic spindle with two asters that forms during mitosis. [1880 85; AMPHI + ASTER2] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphiaster — n. spindle which forms during meiosis (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amphiaster — am·phi·as·ter …   English syllables

  • amphiaster — /ˈæmfiæstə/ (say amfeeastuh) noun Biology the achromatic spindle with two asters that forms during mitosis. {amphi + aster2} …  

  • amphiaster — …   Useful english dictionary

  • English prefixes — are affixes (i.e., bound morphemes that provide lexical meaning) that are added before either simple roots or complex bases (or operands) consisting of (a) a root and other affixes, (b) multiple roots, or (c) multiple roots and other affixes.… …   Wikipedia

  • amphi- — a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek (amphibious); on this model, used with the meaning two, both, on both sides, in the formation of compound words: amphiaster. [ < Gk, comb. form of amphí on both sides; c. L amb(i) AMBI , Albanian mbë;… …   Universalium

  • diaster — SYN: amphiaster. [G. di , two, + aster, star] * * * di·as·ter ( )dī as tər n a stage in mitotic cell division in which the divided and separated chromosomes group themselves near the poles of the spindle preparatory to forming new nuclei …   Medical dictionary

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