endomitosis

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

Definition of endomitosis 

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

Other Words from endomitosis

endomitotic \ ˌen-​dō-​mī-​ˈtä-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of endomitosis

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endomitosis

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endomitosis

noun
en·​do·​mi·​to·​sis | \-mī-ˈtō-səs \
plural endomitoses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of endomitosis 

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

Other Words from endomitosis

endomitotic \ -​mī-​ˈtät-​ik \ adjective

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