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"meiosis" in British English

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(Definition of “meiosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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meiosisnoun [ 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

(Definition of “meiosis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)