1. Cell Biology. part of the process of gamete formation, consisting of chromosome conjugation and two cell divisions, in the course of which the diploid chromosome number becomes reduced to the haploid.Compare mitosis.
2. Rhetoric. belittlement. expressive understatement, especially litotes.
"divisions can be meiotic."
"prophases can be meiotic."
"chromosomes can be meiotic."
"preparations can be meiotic."
"metaphases can be meiotic."
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