endomitosis

endomitosis

[en-doh-mahy-toh-sis]
noun Genetics.
replication of the chromosomes without nuclear division of the cell.

Origin:
1940–45; endo- + mitosis

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endomitosis (ˌɛndəʊmaɪˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n
biology the division of chromosomes but not of the cell nucleus, resulting in a polyploid cell

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endomitosis en·do·mi·to·sis (ěn'dō-mī-tō'sĭs)
n.
See endopolyploidy.


en'do·mi·tot'ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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