noun \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs\
plural ami·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

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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