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English definition of “meiosis”

meiosis

noun [U] /mɑɪˈoʊ·sɪs/
biology the type of cell division in which one cell divides into four gametes (= male or female cells that join to form an organism), each with a different mixture of chromosomes (= cell structures) and half the number as were in the original cell
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