amitosis

noun ami·to·sis \ 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

amitotic

play \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

amitotically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of amitosis

New Latin, from 2a- + mitosis


Medical Dictionary

amitosis

noun ami·to·sis \ ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs \

medical Definition of amitosis

plural amitoses play \-ˌsēz\
: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

play \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

amitotically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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