misdivision

noun
mis·​di·​vi·​sion | \ ˌmis-də-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce misdivision (audio) \
plural misdivisions

Definition of misdivision

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Misdivision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdivision. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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