Words related to phase

*bha- (1)

*bhā-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to shine."

It forms all or part of: aphotic; bandolier; banner; banneret; beacon; beckon; buoy; diaphanous; emphasis; epiphany; fantasia; fantasy; hierophant; pant (v.); -phane; phanero-; phantasm; phantasmagoria; phantom; phase; phene; phenetic; pheno-; phenology; phenomenon; phenyl; photic; photo-; photocopy; photogenic; photograph; photon; photosynthesis; phosphorus; phaeton; sycophant; theophany; tiffany; tryptophan.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit bhati "shines, glitters;" Greek phainein "bring to light, make appear," phantazein "make visible, display;" Old Irish ban "white, light, ray of light."

faze (v.)
1830, American English, said to be a variant of Kentish dialect feeze "to frighten, alarm, discomfit" (mid-15c.), from Old English fesian, fysian "drive away, send forth, put to flight," from Proto-Germanic *fausjan (source also of Swedish fösa "drive away," Norwegian föysa). Related: Fazed; fazing. Bartlett (1848) has it as to be in a feeze "in a state of excitement." There also is a nautical verb feaze "to unravel" (a rope), from 1560s.
anaphase (n.)
name of a stage of cell division, 1887, coined in German (1884), from Greek ana "back" (see ana-) + phase (n.).
interphase (n.)
in cytology, 1913, from German interphase (1912); see inter- "between" + phase (n.).
multiphase (adj.)

also multi-phase, "having or producing two or more phases," 1890, from multi- "many" + phase (n.).

phasic (adj.)

"of or pertaining to a phase, of the nature of a phase," 1890, see phase (n.) + -ic


first stage in a nuclear division, 1884, from German prophase (Strasburger, 1884); see pro- + phase (n.). Greek prophasis meant "that which appears, a motive or pretext."

telophase (n.)
1895 in cytology, from Greek telo-, combining form of telos "the end, fulfillment, completion" (see telos) + phase (n.).
phase-out (n.)

"gradual, planned removal or elimination," 1958, from the verbal phrase (1954; see phase (v.)).