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meiosisnoun [U]

uk   /maɪˈəʊ.sɪs/  us   /-ˈoʊ-/ specialized
the ​type of ​celldivision that ​happens as ​part of reproduction (= the ​process of ​producingyounganimals or ​plants), in which one ​celldivides into four gametes (= ​reproductivecells), each with a different ​mixture of chromosomes and ​half the ​numbercontained in the ​originalcell
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adjective /maɪˈɒt.ɪk/  us /maɪˈɑː·t̬ɪk/
meiotic ​division
(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 ​celldivision in which one ​celldivides into four gametes (= ​male or ​femalecells that ​join to ​form an ​organism), each with a different ​mixture of chromosomes (= ​cellstructures) and ​half the ​number as were in the ​originalcell
(Definition of meiosis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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