[ am-i-toh-sis, ey-mahy- ]
/ ˌæm ɪˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌeɪ maɪ- /
the direct method of cell division, characterized by simple cleavage of the nucleus without the formation of chromosomes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM amitosisam·i·tot·ic [am-i-tot-ik, ey-mahy-] /ˌæm ɪˈtɒt ɪk, ˌeɪ maɪ-/, adjectiveam·i·tot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for amitotically
/ (ˌæmɪˈtəʊsɪs) /
an unusual form of cell division in which the nucleus and cytoplasm divide by constriction without the formation of chromosomes; direct cell division
Derived forms of amitosisamitotic (ˌæmɪˈtɒtɪk), adjectiveamitotically, adverb
Word Origin for amitosis
C19: a- 1 + mitosis
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Medical definitions for amitotically
[ ăm′ĭ-tō′sĭs, ā′mī- ]
Direct cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus, without spindle formation or the appearance of chromosomes.direct nuclear division
Other words from amitosisam′i•tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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