a stage in meiosis during which the chromosomal number of the reproductive cell is reduced to one chromosome from each original chromosome pair.
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How to use maturation division in a sentence
This is called maturation, or the maturation division, and the new cells have only half the original number of chromosomes.Taboo and Genetics | Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
The second maturation division is seen in metaphase in figure 220 and in anaphase in figure 221.Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2) | Nettie Maria Stevens
Metaphase of first maturation division, showing the element x in various positions.Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2) | Nettie Maria Stevens