misdivision

noun mis·di·vi·sion \ ˌmis-də-ˈvi-zhən \

Definition of misdivision

plural misdivisions
: improper or incorrect division
  • The word "nickname" is a misdivision of the phrase "an ekename" …
  • —Nathan Bierma
specifically : an abnormal transverse division of a centromere during meiosis or mitosis that results in the formation of two isochromosomes or two telocentric chromosomes

First Known Use of misdivision

1850

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