brachymeiosis

noun
brachy·​meiosis | \ ¦brakē + \

Definition of brachymeiosis

: 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

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New Latin, from brachy- + meiosis

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“Brachymeiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachymeiosis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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