amitotically

amitosis

[am-i-toh-sis, ey-mahy-]
noun Biology.
the direct method of cell division, characterized by simple cleavage of the nucleus without the formation of chromosomes.

Origin:
1890–95; a-6 + mitosis

amitotic [am-i-tot-ik, ey-mahy-] , adjective
amitotically, adverb
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amitosis (ˌæmɪˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n
an unusual form of cell division in which the nucleus and cytoplasm divide by constriction without the formation of chromosomes; direct cell division
 
[C19: a-1 + mitosis]
 
amitotic
 
adj
 
ami'totically
 
adv

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amitosis am·i·to·sis (ām'ĭ-tō'sĭs, ā'mī-)
n.
Direct division of the nucleus and cell without the nuclear changes that usually occur during cell reproduction. Also called direct nuclear division.


am'i·tot'ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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