amitosis


ami·to·sis

noun \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of AMITOSIS

:  cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus and division of the cytoplasm without spindle formation or appearance of chromosomes
ami·tot·ic \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective
ami·tot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of AMITOSIS

New Latin, from 2a- + mitosis
First Known Use: 1894

ami·to·sis

noun \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ami·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

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

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