nondisjunction


non·dis·junc·tion

noun \ˌnän-dis-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of NONDISJUNCTION

:  failure of homologous chromosomes or sister chromatids to separate subsequent to metaphase in meiosis or mitosis so that one daughter cell has both and the other neither of the chromosomes
non·dis·junc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of NONDISJUNCTION

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1913

non·dis·junc·tion

noun \ˌnän-dis-ˈjəŋ(k)-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NONDISJUNCTION

: failure of homologous chromosomes or sister chromatids to separate subsequent to metaphase in meiosis or mitosis so that one daughter cell has both and the other neither of the chromosomes
non·dis·junc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective

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