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Meaning of MITOSIS

Pronunciation:  mI'towsis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes

MITOSIS is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: cell division, cellular division, karyokinesis, metaphase, prophase, telophase



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mi*to"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a thread.] (Biol.)
See {Karyokinesis}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The process of nuclear division in eukaryotic cells that produces two daughter cells from one mother cell, all of which are genetically identical to each other.
  1. The replication of a cell to form two daughter cells with identical sets of chromosomes.
  2. The process of nuclear division in cells that produces daughter cells that are genetically identical to each other and to the parent cell.
  3. the form of cell division whereby one celled organisms divide and whereby body cells divide in growth and replacement.