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Synonyms for meiosis

(genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms

understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)

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Meiosis is an essential event in the life cycle of all sexually reproducing plants.
Finally, either the chromatids in mitosis or the chromosomes in meiosis I reach the polar state caused by the shrinkage of the spring to its natural length and the diminishing energy of the spring (Figures 1D and 2D).
The developing meiosis I spindle is oriented with the metaphase plate in the plane of the equatorial cleavage furrows and the poles straddling the mutually perpendicular polar cleavage furrows (Fig.
Godolphin's Meiosis is the unknown quantity of the race, having won her only start, at the Newmaraket Guineas meeting.
This first phase of meiosis is when a developing egg or sperm cell is most likely to make mistakes in distributing one of each chromosome to its two daughter cells.