Adjective "meiotic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/mʌɪˈɒtɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'During the first meiotic division, homologous chromosomes pair and segregate into two cells.'
  2. 'Subsequently, one of the two mating-type alleles was lost during mitotic or meiotic divisions.'

Definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"divisions can be meiotic."

"prophases can be meiotic."

"chromosomes can be meiotic."

"preparations can be meiotic."

"metaphases can be meiotic."

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Origin

(meiosis)