amitosis

noun
ami·​to·​sis | \ ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce amitosis (audio) \

Definition of amitosis

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

Other Words from amitosis

amitotic \ ˌā-​mī-​ˈtä-​tik How to pronounce amitotic (audio) \ adjective
amitotically \ ˌā-​mī-​ˈtä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce amitotically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of amitosis

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amitosis

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + mitosis

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“Amitosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amitosis. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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amitosis

noun
ami·​to·​sis | \ ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce amitosis (audio) \
plural amitoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce amitoses (audio) \

Medical 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

Other Words from amitosis

amitotic \ -​ˈtät-​ik How to pronounce amitotic (audio) \ adjective
amitotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce amitotically (audio) \ adverb

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