nonreduction

noun
non·​re·​duc·​tion | \ -ri-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce nonreduction (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonreduction

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nonreduction. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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