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Reduction division   /rədˈəkʃən dɪvˈɪʒən/   Listen
Reduction division

noun
1.
(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).  Synonyms: meiosis, miosis.






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Words linked to "Reduction division" :   genetics, metaphase, cell division, genetic science, cellular division, telophase, cytokinesis, meiosis, nondisjunction, anaphase, karyokinesis, segregation, prophase



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