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meiosisnoun [U]

uk   /maɪˈəʊ.sɪs/  us   /-ˈoʊ-/ specialized
the type of cell division that happens as part of reproduction (= the process of producing young animals or plants), in which one cell divides into four gametes (= reproductive cells), each with a different mixture of chromosomes and half the number contained in the original cell
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meiotic
adjective /maɪˈɒt.ɪk/  us /maɪˈɑː·t̬ɪk/
meiotic division
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