c–mitosis

noun \¦sē+\

Definition of c–mitosis

  1. :  an artificially induced abortive nuclear division in which the chromosome number is doubled (as that caused by exposure of cells to colchicine)

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Origin and Etymology of c–mitosis

colchicine + mitosis


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