(cytology) The division of a cell nucleus in which the genome is copied and separated into two identical halves. It is normally followed by cell division.
A figure of speech whereby something is made to seem smaller or less important than it actually is; understatement.
Cell division of a diploid cell into four haploid cells, which develop to produce gametes.
cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
Diminution; a species of hyperbole, representing a thing as being less than it really is; understatement; see also litotes.
a type of cell division that results in two daughter cells each having the same number and kind of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth
‘the single large egg cell subdivides by repeated mitosis’; ‘each mitosis seems to be associated with an increase in calcium’;
The cellular process by which a diploid progenitor cell forms haploid gametes, including a division of one diploid cell into two cells, each with one of the homologous sets of chromosomes.
In cell biology, mitosis () is a part of the cell cycle in which replicated chromosomes are separated into two new nuclei. Cell division gives rise to genetically identical cells in which the total number of chromosomes is maintained.
(genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary);
‘saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes’;
Meiosis ( (listen); from Greek μείωσις, meiosis, meaning , because it is a reductional division) is a special type of cell division of germ cells in sexually-reproducing organisms used to produce the gametes, such as sperm or egg cells. It involves two rounds of division that ultimately result in four cells with only one copy of each chromosome (haploid).