heterokinesis

noun
het·​ero·​kinesis | \ ¦hetə(ˌ)rō+\

Definition of heterokinesis

: qualitative nuclear division used of the meiotic reduction division in the heterogametic sex

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Other Words from heterokinesis

heterokinetic \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for heterokinesis

New Latin, from heter- + -kinesis

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