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e·qua·to·ri·al plane

in metaphase of mitosis, the plane that touches all of the centromeres and their spindle attachments.

equatorial plane

[ēk′wətôr′ē·əl]
Etymology: L, aequare, to make alike; Fr, flat + vessel
the plane at the center of the spindle in which the chromosomes are arranged during metaphase of mitosis and meiosis.

e·qua·to·ri·al plane

(ek'wă-tōr'ē-ăl plān)
In metaphase of mitosis, the plane that touches all the centromeres and their spindle attachments.
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