apomeiosis

noun ap·o·mei·o·sis \ ¦apəˌmī¦ōsə̇s \

Definition of apomeiosis

plural apomeioses \-ōˌsēz\
:imperfect or suppressed meiosis, a characteristic of the life cycle of many higher polyploids

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Origin and Etymology of apomeiosis

New Latin, from apo- + meiosis


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