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meiosis

  

      n   pl   , -ses  
1    a type of cell division in which a nucleus divides into four daughter nuclei, each containing half the chromosome number of the parent nucleus: occurs in all sexually reproducing organisms in which haploid gametes or spores are produced  
   Compare       mitosis  
  
See also  
    prophase       2  
2    Rhetoric      another word for       litotes  
     (C16: via New Latin from Greek: a lessening, from meioun to diminish, from meion less)  
  meiotic      adj  
  meiotically      adv  
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miosis, mitosis, meiotic, melanosis

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