Origin and Etymology of amitosis
New Latin, from 2a- + mitosis
First Known Use: 1894
Medical Definition of amitosis
: 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
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