meiosis definition

  • noun:
    • Genetics the entire process of mobile unit in intimately reproducing organisms that lowers how many chromosomes in reproductive cells from diploid to haploid, leading to the production of gametes in creatures and spores in plants.
    • Rhetorical understatement.
    • A figure of message whereby anything was created to appear smaller or less crucial than it really is.
    • Cell division of a diploid mobile into four haploid cells, which develop to make gametes.
    • Diminution; a species of hyperbole, representing anything as being significantly less than it is actually; understatement; see in addition litotes.
    • The mobile process wherein a diploid progenitor mobile kinds haploid gametes, including a division of one diploid mobile into two cells, each with among the homologous units of chromosomes.
    • understatement for rhetorical effect (especially whenever revealing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
    • (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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