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endomitosis

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noun en·do·mi·to·sis \-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of endomitosis

  1. :  division of chromosomes not followed by nuclear division that results in an increased number of chromosomes in the cell

endomitotic

play \-mī-ˈtä-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of endomitosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1942


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endomitosis

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noun en·do·mi·to·sis \-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of endomitosis

plural

endomitoses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  division of chromosomes that is not followed by nuclear division and that results in an increased number of chromosomes in the cell

endomitotic

\-mī-ˈtät-ik\play adjective



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