reduction division


noun Biology.

the first division of meiosis in which the number of chromosomes is reduced to half the original number.

Origin of reduction division

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for reduction division

reduction division


noun

another name for meiosis
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Medicine definitions for reduction division

reduction division


n.

reduction
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