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noun Cell Biology.
  1. 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
Related formsa·mei·ot·ic [ey-mahy-ot-ik] /ˌeɪ maɪˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ameiosis


  1. biology the absence of pairing of chromosomes during meiosis
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