noun Genetics.

replication of the chromosomes without nuclear division of the cell.

Origin of endomitosis

First recorded in 1940–45; endo- + mitosis
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biology the division of chromosomes but not of the cell nucleus, resulting in a polyploid cell
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Related formsen′do•mi•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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