hemixis

noun
he·​mix·​is | \ hēˈmiksə̇s \
variants: or less commonly hemimixis \ ˌ⸗⸗ at hemi-​ +ˈmiksə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of hemixis

: a reorganization process in various ciliated protozoans in which the macronucleus breaks up and a new macronucleus is reconstituted from the fragments without accompanying micronuclear changes — compare endomixis

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History and Etymology for hemixis

hemixis, New Latin, contraction of hemimixis; hemimixis, New Latin, from hemi- entry 1 + -mixis

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“Hemixis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemixis. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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