mis·​di·​vi·​sion ˌmis-də-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce misdivision (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misdivision was in 1850

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“Misdivision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdivision. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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