The interval in the cell cycle between two cell divisions when the individual chromosomes cannot be distinguished, interphase was once thought to be in resting phase but it is far from a time of rest for the cell. It is the time when DNA is replicated in the cell nucleus.
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The stage between two successive divisions of a cell nucleus in which the biochemical and physiologic functions of the cell are performed and replication of chromatin occurs. SYN: karyostasis.

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in·ter·phase 'int-ər-.fāz n the interval between the end of one mitotic or meiotic division and the beginning of another called also resting stage
in·ter·pha·sic -ik adj

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the period when a cell is not undergoing division (mitosis), during which activities such as DNA synthesis occur.

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in·ter·phase (inґtər-fāz) the portion of the cell cycle between two successive cell divisions, during which normal cellular metabolism occurs and DNA is synthesized; chromosomes are not individually distinguishable but occupy chromosomal territories. It is divided into three phases: G1>, S, and G2>.

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