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meiosis

noun [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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