One entry found for meiosis.
Main Entry: mei·o·sis
Pronunciation: mimacr-primarystressomacr-sschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -o·ses /-primarystressomacr-secondarystresssemacronz/
: the process by which the number of chromosomes in a cell that produces sex cells is reduced to one half and that involves a reduction division in which one of each pair of homologous chromosomes passes to each daughter cell followed by a mitotic division -- compare MITOSIS 1
- mei·ot·ic /mimacr-primarystressät-ik/ adjective
- mei·ot·i·cal·ly /-primarystressät-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb


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