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endomitosis

[ en-doh-mahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌɛn doʊ maɪˈtoʊ sɪs /
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noun Genetics.
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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British Dictionary definitions for endomitosis

endomitosis
/ (ˌɛndəʊmaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun
biology the division of chromosomes but not of the cell nucleus, resulting in a polyploid cell
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Medical definitions for endomitosis

endomitosis
[ ĕn′dō-mī-tōsĭs ]

n.
endopolyploidy

Other words from endomitosis

en′do•mi•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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