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mitosis

noun [C]     /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. → Compare meiosisCells
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