apomeiosis

noun
ap·​o·​mei·​o·​sis | \ ¦apəˌmī¦ōsə̇s\
plural apomeioses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of apomeiosis

: imperfect or suppressed meiosis, a characteristic of the life cycle of many higher polyploids

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History and Etymology for apomeiosis

New Latin, from apo- + meiosis

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