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One entry found for mitosis.
Main Entry: mi·to·sis
Pronunciation: mimacr-primarystresstomacr-sschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mi·to·ses /-primarystresstomacr-secondarystresssemacronz/
1 : a process that takes place in the nucleus of a dividing cell and that results in the formation of two new nuclei with the same number of chromosomes as the parent nucleus -- compare MEIOSIS
2 : a cell division in which mitosis occurs
- mi·tot·ic /-primarystresstät-ik/ adjective

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