the direct method of cell division, characterized by simple cleavage of the nucleus without the formation of chromosomes.
Origin of amitosis
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for amitotic
Historical Examples of amitotic
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
Word Origin for amitosis
C19: a- 1 + mitosis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Direct cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus, without spindle formation or the appearance of chromosomes.direct nuclear division
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.