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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
meiosisas 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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