[ mŭl′tə-plĭk′ə-tĭv, mŭl′tə-plĭ-kā′tĭv ]
Reproduction by simultaneous division of a mother cell into daughter cells.
How To Be Less Forgetful And Remember EverythingWhat are mnemonics? Whether or not you loved school, there are several fictitious figures you should thank for your education. Your Dear Aunt Sally, for example, as well as your Very Educated (or Excited, Eccentric, Elephantine) Mother, and Roy G. Biv. Also, be grateful that All Cows Eat Grass; those cows saved your ‘rhymes-with-grass’ in music class. Has this collection of relatives and cows sent you …
What The “X” In “Xbox” Stands For?No letter in the English language gets around like X. The 24th letter of the alphabet shows up everywhere, from the popular Xbox to standing in for a signature on legal documents. It represents a chromosome, signifies the multiplication process, and marks “the spot” on treasure maps. Let’s explore just a few of the uses of this versatile letter. The story behind the X in Xbox …
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