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amitosis

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noun ami·to·sis \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of amitosis

  1. :  cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus and division of the cytoplasm without spindle formation or appearance of chromosomes

ami·tot·icplay \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective
ami·tot·i·cal·lyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of amitosis

New Latin, from 2a- + mitosis


First Known Use: 1894


Medical Dictionary

amitosis

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noun ami·to·sis \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of amitosis

plural ami·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus and division of the cytoplasm without spindle formation or appearance of chromosomes—called also direct cell division

  2. ami·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\play adjective
    ami·tot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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