hemixis

noun he·mix·is \hēˈmiksə̇s\
variants: less commonly

hemimixis

Definition of hemixis

plural

-es

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of hemixis

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


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