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reduction division

noun, Biology
1.
the first division of meiosis in which the number of chromosomes is reduced to half the original number.
2.
Origin of reduction division
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • The first stage in the division of the nucleus in the gonotokonts has therefore been termed the reduction division.

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
  • The question remains: How can external conditions bring it about that the reduction division is omitted?

British Dictionary definitions for reduction division

reduction division

noun
1.
another name for meiosis
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reduction division in Medicine

reduction division n.
See reduction.

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