endomitosis

noun
en·​do·​mi·​to·​sis | \ ˌen-dō-mī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce endomitosis (audio) \

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 How to pronounce endomitotic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of endomitosis

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endomitosis

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“Endomitosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endomitosis. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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endomitosis

noun
en·​do·​mi·​to·​sis | \ -mī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce endomitosis (audio) \
plural endomitoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce endomitoses (audio) \

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 How to pronounce endomitotic (audio) \ adjective

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