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The process chromosomes undertake during germ-cell formation to halve the chromosome number from 46 to 23. In meiosis, the 46 chromosomes in the cell divide to make two new cells with 23 chromosomes each. Before meiosis is complete, however, chromosomes pair with their corresponding chromosomes and exchange bits of genetic material. In women, X chr [..]
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A special form of cell division in which each daughter cell receives half the amount of DNA as the parent cell. Meiosis occurs during formation of egg and sperm cells in mammals.
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The division of sex cells in which each cell receives half the chromosomes
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Understatement, the opposite of exaggeration: "I was somewhat worried when the psychopath ran toward me with a chainsaw." (i.e., I was terrified). Litotes (especially popular in Old English [..]
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A cell division process where the chromosome number is reduced by half.
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a two-stage type of cell division that creates gametes (sex cells). Because each must contain half a future offspring's DNA (one set from the father and one from the mother), the kind of cell division (mitosis) used elsewhere will not work--it would double the amount of DNA needed. To prevent this, meiosis turns a cell containing 46 chromosome [..]
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The stage in the reproductive process in which sperm and egg cells are formed. During meiosis, the autosomal chromosomes recombine and mutations may occur.
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The process of two consecutive cell divisions in the diploid progenitors of sex cells. Meiosis results in four rather than two daughter cells, each with a haploid set (1n) of chromosomes.
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is one type of cell division which restores a cells amount of chromosomes to the required number. Normally, occurring in the sex organs, meiosis ensures the formation of ova and spermatozoa.
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Constriction of the pupil of the eye.
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the two-stage division of a diploid nucleus in which the genetic recombination occurs and the number of chromosomes characteristic of the species is halved prior to the production of the sexual gamete [..]
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Understatement.  
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a two-part cell division process in organisms that sexually reproduce. Meiosis results in gametes with one-half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell. Metaphase
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A specialised form of cell division occurring in eukaryotic sexual reproduction, involving reduction of DNA content (diploid to haploid) to generate germ cells (oocyte and spermatazoa). Lecture - Cell [..]
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Process in which diploid cells undergo division to form haploid sex cells.
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A cellular division process that is involved in sexual reproduction in eukaryotes
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A complex, multistage process in the reproductive organs by which certain cells of the germline
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  The process by which diploid germ cells segregate their chromosomes into haploid nuclei within eggs and sperm.  One replication of the chromosomes is followed by two successive divisions of the nu [..]
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A special type of cell division beginning with one diploid cell and ending with four haploid cells containing one copy of each chromosome.
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process in which the number of chromosome per cell is cut in half through the separation of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell
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A form of cell division that results in four non-identical daughter haploid cells.
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The process of cell division in human sperm and egg cells during their development. One cell gives rise to four new daughter cells, which each has 23 chromosomes (it is haploid).
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Cell division leading to the production of specialized cells required for transmission of genetic material upon mating.
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(n) (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 [..]
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Cell division in specialized tissues of ovaries and testes which results in the production of sperm or ova.  Meiosis involves two divisions and results in four daughter cells, each containing only ha [..]
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Meiosis is a special type of cell division that produces the egg and sperm cells. It has a different process to normal cell division (mitosis) because the sperm and egg are haploid cells so they only [..]
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In eukaryotes, a special type of cell division that occurs during maturation of germ cells; comprises two successive nuclear and cellular divisions with only one round of DNA replication resulting in [..]
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The process of cell division in sexually reproducing organisms that reduces the number of chromosomes in reproductive cells from diploid to haploid, leading to the production of gametes in animals and [..]
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A type of Cell Nucleus Division, occurring during maturation of the Germ Cells. Two successive Cell Nucleus Divisions following a single Chromosome Duplication (S Phase) result in daughter Cells with [..]
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Meiosis is the process of cell division in which gametes, or sex cells, are made. In contrast to normal cell division, known as mitosis, the double set of genes and chromosomes of the diploid cells is [..]
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A type of CELL NUCLEUS division, occurring during maturation of the GERM CELLS. Two successive cell nucleus divisions following a single chromosome duplication (S PHASE) result in daughter cells with [..]
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Two successive nuclear divisions of a diploid nucleus that result in the formation of haploid gametes or of meiospores having one-half the genetic material of the original cell.
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A special form of cell division in which each daughter cell receives half the amount of DNA as the parent cell. Meiosis occurs during formation of egg and sperm cells in mammals.
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The special cell division that only takes place in reproductive cells and results in egg and sperm cells that contain 23 chromosomes.
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The series of cell divisions in sexual reproduction that lead from a single diploid (2n) cell to four haploid (1n) gametes. View the interactive meiosis animation
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cell division without chromosome duplication, resulting in offspring with haploid chromosomes metabolism
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A type of cell division that creates egg and sperm cells.
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the cell division process which results in the production of gametes. Unlike mitosis, meiosis results in haploid cells (which have half the chromosome complement of diploid cells).
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Nuclear division that occurs in eukaryotes to produce haploid eggs and spermocytes from a diploid cell. Meiosis consists of two reductive divisions.
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understatement for emphasis or rhetorical or dramatic effect. "When my wife left me because I'd been fired and crippled in an accident on my way home, I was a little saddened." See [..]
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Two successive nuclear divisions (with corresponding cell divisions) that produce haploid gametes (in animals) or haploid sexual spores (in plants and fungi) having one-half of the genetic material of [..]
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A cell division process where the chromosome number is reduced by half.
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The process of two consecutive cell divisions in the diploid progenitors of sex cells. Meiosis results in four rather than two daughter cells, each with a haploid set of chromosomes.
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A pair of nuclear divisions forming gametes wherein the number of chromosomes is reduced from the diploid to the haploid number; resulting cells normally contain one member of each pair of homologous chromosomes.
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(countable,rhetoric) A figure of speech whereby something is made to seem smaller or less important than it actually is; understatement. * '''1965''', John Fowles, ''The Magus'': *: I knew, with o [..]
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(my-oh-sis) [Gk. meioun, to make smaller] A two-stage type of cell division in sexually reproducing organisms that results in gametes with half the chromosome number of the original cell.
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"division of a cell nucleus," 1905, from Greek meiosis "a lessening," from meioun "to lessen," from meion "less," from PIE root *mei- (2) "small" (see [..]
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Meiosis is the formation of egg and sperm cells. In sexually reproducing organisms, body cells are diploid, meaning they contain two sets of chromosomes (one set from each parent). To maintain this state, the egg and sperm that unite during fertilization must be haploid, meaning they each contain a single set of chromosomes. During meiosis, diploid [..]
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The reduction division process by which haploid gametes and spores are formed, consisting of a single duplication of the genetic material followed by two mitotic divisions. 8 Animation, 8 Gallery, 8 B [..]
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A two-stage type of cell division in sexually reproducing organisms. In meiosis, a diploid cell divides to produce four haploid cells, each with half the original chromosome content. For this reason, meiosis is often called a "reduction division". In organisms with a diploid life cycles, the products of meiosis are usually called gametes. [..]
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The process in sexual reproduction where the future reproductive sperm or ovule cell underoges reductive divisions, eventually ending up with only one haploid set of chromosomes. Chromosome recombinat [..]
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Meiosis is another term for understatement, where someone represents something as less than it is for a rhetorical effect, often used ironically. See Also: Hyperbole; Litote; Sarcasm; Litotes; [..]
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Meiosis is a type of cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in the parent cell by half and produces four gamete cells.
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