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mitosis

noun [C] uk   /maɪˈtəʊ.sɪs/  us   /-ˈtoʊ-/ (plural mitoses ) specialized
the type of cell division in which one cell divides into two cells that are exactly the same, each with the same number of chromosomes as the original cell: Our skin cells are continually replaced by mitosis.
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adjective /maɪˈtɒt.ɪk/  us /maɪˈtɑ·t̬ɪk/
mitotic division
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