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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“Apomeiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apomeiosis. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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