endomitosis

play
noun en·do·mi·to·sis \ˌen-dō-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of endomitosis

  1. :  division of chromosomes not followed by nuclear division that results in an increased number of chromosomes in the cell

endomitotic

play \ˌen-dō-mī-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of endomitosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1942


Medical Dictionary

endomitosis

play
noun en·do·mi·to·sis \-mī-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of endomitosis

plural

endomitoses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  division of chromosomes that is not followed by nuclear division and that results in an increased number of chromosomes in the cell

endomitotic

\-mī-ˈtät-ik\play adjective

Learn More about endomitosis


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up endomitosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an exhausted condition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!