equatorial plane
noun Date: circa 1892 the plane perpendicular to the spindle of a dividing cell and midway between the poles

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • equatorial plane — n the plane perpendicular to the spindle of a dividing cell and midway between the poles …   Medical dictionary

  • equatorial plane — noun : a plane perpendicular to a mitotic spindle and equidistant from the centrosomes * * * Astron. the plane passing through the equator of the earth or another celestial body. [1890 95] * * * equatorial plane, 1. Astronomy. the plane of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • equatorial plane — Astron. the plane passing through the equator of the earth or another celestial body. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Equatorial — has different meanings:* In geography it relates to the equator of the Earth. * In meteorology, an Equatorial climate is the type of climate experienced near the equator. * In geometry, it refers to the ring shaped outer boundary of the cross… …   Wikipedia

  • equatorial plate — n 1) METAPHASE PLATE 2) EQUATORIAL PLANE * * * the compact group of chromosomes aligned at the equator of the cell during metaphase …   Medical dictionary

  • Equatorial ring — An Equatorial ring was an astronomical instrument used in the Hellenistic world to determine the exact moment of the spring and autumn equinoxes. Equatorial rings were placed before the temples in Alexandria, in Rhodes, and perhaps in other… …   Wikipedia

  • equatorial plate — noun 1. : equatorial plane 2. : metaphase plate * * * Cell Biol. the central plane of the spindle in a dividing cell, to which chromosomes migrate during the metaphase of mitosis or meiosis. [1885 90] * * * equatorial plate, Biology. the site or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Equatorial bulge — An equatorial bulge is a bulge which a planet may have around its equator, distorting it into an oblate spheroid. The Earth has an equatorial bulge of 42.72 km (26.5 miles) due to its rotation: its diameter measured across the equatorial plane… …   Wikipedia

  • equatorial plate — noun Date: 1882 1. metaphase plate 2. equatorial plane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • equatorial plate — Plane where chromosomes gather during metaphase of mitosis or meiosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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