mi·​tot·​ic | \ mī-ˈtä-tik How to pronounce mitotic (audio) \

Definition of mitotic

: of, relating to, involving, or occurring by cellular mitosis mitotic cell division mitotic recombination Microtubules move material through the cell and, in particular, form an important component of the mitotic spindle, which is a structure that separates the duplicated sets of chromosomes in the course of cell division.— Sebastian Doniach

Other Words from mitotic

mitotically \ mī-​ˈtä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce mitotic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of mitotic

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mitotic

mit(osis) + -otic

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“Mitotic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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