Meaning of prometaphase in English:

prometaphase

Pronunciation /prəʊˈmɛtəfeɪz/

noun

Genetics Biology
  • The stage in mitotic or meiotic nuclear division, following prophase and preceding metaphase, during which the condensed chromosomes become sequentially attached at their kinetochores to the spindle microtubules.

Origin

1930s. From pro- + metaphase.