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  • noun biology, genetics, cytology the first of the two divisions of meiosis, a type of cell division.
  • noun biology, genetics, cytology meiosis as a whole, a type of cell division.

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  • noun (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)


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