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pro•phase



Pronunciation: (prō'fāz"), [key]
n.
Cell Biol.the first stage of mitosis or meiosis in eukaryotic cell division, during which the nuclear envelope breaks down and strands of chromatin form into chromosomes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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