Meiosis

Definition of Meiosis

Mei`o´sis   Pronunciation: mî`ō´sĭs
n.1.(Rhet.) Diminution; a species of hyperbole, representing a thing as being less than it really is; understatement; see also litotes.
2.(Cell Biology) The cellular process by which a diploid progenitor cell forms haploid gametes, including a division of one diploid cell into two cells, each with one of the homologous sets of chromosomes.

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anaphase, cell division, cellular division, cytokinesis, genetic science, genetics, karyokinesis, metaphase, miosis, nondisjunction, prophase, reduction division, segregation, telophase
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