maturation division

nounCell Biology.
  1. 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.

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  • The second maturation division is seen in metaphase in figure 220 and in anaphase in figure 221.

  • Metaphase of first maturation division, showing the element x in various positions.