amitosis

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noun ami·to·sis \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of amitosis

  1. :  cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus and division of the cytoplasm without spindle formation or appearance of chromosomes

amitotic

play \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

amitotically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of amitosis

New Latin, from 2a- + mitosis


First Known Use: 1888


Medical Dictionary

amitosis

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noun ami·to·sis \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of amitosis

plural

amitoses

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  1. :  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

amitotic

\-ˈtät-ik\play adjective

amitotically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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