reduction division

noun

Definition of reduction division

: the usually first division of meiosis in which chromosome reduction occurs also : meiosis sense 2

First Known Use of reduction division

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Reduction division.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reduction%20division. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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reduction division

noun

Medical Definition of reduction division

: the usually first division of meiosis in which chromosome reduction occurs also : meiosis

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