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ameiosis

[ ey-mahy-oh-sis ]
/ ˌeɪ maɪˈoʊ sɪs /
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noun Cell Biology.

aberrant meiosis in which only an equational division occurs, as in parthenogenesis.

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Origin of ameiosis

From New Latin; see origin at a-6, meiosis
a·mei·ot·ic [ey-mahy-ot-ik], /ˌeɪ maɪˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ameiosis

ameiosis
/ (ˌeɪmaɪˈəʊsɪs) /

noun

biology the absence of pairing of chromosomes during meiosis
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