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noun Genetics.
  1. replication of the chromosomes without nuclear division of the cell.
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Origin of endomitosis

First recorded in 1940–45; endo- + mitosis
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Examples from the Web for endomitosis

Historical Examples

  • Meiosis in Barbulanympha following fertilization, autogamy, and endomitosis.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

British Dictionary definitions for endomitosis


  1. biology the division of chromosomes but not of the cell nucleus, resulting in a polyploid cell
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endomitosis in Medicine


  1. endopolyploidy
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Related formsen′do•mi•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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