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

Other Words from amitosis

amitotic \-​ˈtä-​tik \ adjective
amitotically \-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ 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

noun
ami·​to·​sis | \ˌā-mī-ˈtō-səs \
plural amitoses\-​ˌsēz \

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 \ adjective
amitotically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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