reduction division

noun

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

Examples of reduction division in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reduction division was in 1891

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“Reduction division.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reduction%20division. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

reduction division

noun
: the first meiotic cell division in the formation of sex cells in which the number of chromosomes in each cell is halved
also : meiosis

Medical Definition

reduction division

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

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