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mei•o•sis



Pronunciation: (mī-ō'sis), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/meiosis.html on line 73 [key]
n.
1. Cell Biol.part of the process of gamete formation, consisting of chromosome conjugation and two cell divisions, in the course of which the diploid chromosome number becomes reduced to the haploid. Cf. mitosis.
2. Rhet.
a. belittlement.
b. expressive understatement, esp. litotes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/meiosis.html on line 131 meiosis (Encyclopedia)

 

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