in·​ter·​mi·​tot·​ic ˌin-tər-mī-ˈtä-tik How to pronounce intermitotic (audio)
: existing or occurring between periods of mitotic activity
intermitotic nuclei

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intermitotic was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Intermitotic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
in·​ter·​mi·​tot·​ic ˌint-ər-mī-ˈtät-ik How to pronounce intermitotic (audio)
: a cell capable of undergoing mitosis compare postmitotic


2 of 2 adjective
: of, relating to, or being in the period between mitoses
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