- the direct method of cell division, characterized by simple cleavage of the nucleus without the formation of chromosomes.
Origin of amitosis
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In a typical direct, or amitotic, division the nucleus is constricted in the middle and divides into two daughter-nuclei.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
- an unusual form of cell division in which the nucleus and cytoplasm divide by constriction without the formation of chromosomes; direct cell division
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- Direct cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus, without spindle formation or the appearance of chromosomes.direct nuclear division
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