mitosis

noun mi·to·sis \ mī-ˈtō-səs \

Definition of mitosis

plural mitoses play \-ˌsēz\
1 :a process that takes place in the nucleus of a dividing cell, involves typically a series of steps consisting of prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase, and results in the formation of two new nuclei each having the same number of chromosomes as the parent nucleus — compare meiosis
2 :cell division in which mitosis occurs

mitotic

play \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

mitotically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of mitosis

New Latin, from Greek mitos thread


MITOSIS Defined for Kids

mitosis

noun mi·to·sis \ mī-ˈtō-səs \

Definition of mitosis for Students

plural mitoses \-ˈtō-ˌsēz\
:a process of cell division in which two new nuclei are formed each containing the original number of chromosomes

Medical Dictionary

mitosis

noun mi·to·sis \ mī-ˈtō-səs \

medical Definition of mitosis

plural mitoses play \-ˌsēz\
1 :a process that takes place in the nucleus of a dividing cell, involves typically a series of steps consisting of prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase, and results in the formation of two new nuclei each having the same number of chromosomes as the parent nucleus — compare meiosis
2 :cell division in which mitosis occurs

mitotic

play \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

mitotically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Illustration of mitosis



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