endomitosis

noun

en·​do·​mi·​to·​sis ˌen-dō-mī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce endomitosis (audio)
: division of chromosomes not followed by nuclear division that results in an increased number of chromosomes in the cell
endomitotic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endomitosis was in 1942

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“Endomitosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endomitosis. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

endomitosis

noun

en·​do·​mi·​to·​sis -mī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce endomitosis (audio)
plural endomitoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce endomitosis (audio)
: division of chromosomes that is not followed by nuclear division and that results in an increased number of chromosomes in the cell
endomitotic adjective

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