non·​re·​duc·​tion -ri-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce nonreduction (audio)
: the failure of homologous chromosomes to break apart into separate sets in the reduction division of meiosis with the result that some gametes have the diploid number of chromosomes

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“Nonreduction.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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