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: a second reduction division following the usual two meiotic divisions reputed to occur in the ascus of certain fungi
also : the entire meiotic process when involving double reduction that has been suggested as an explanation of the restoration of the haploid condition in fungi in which double fertilization has produced a tetraploid primary ascus nucleus

Word History


New Latin, from brachy- + meiosis

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“Brachymeiosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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