meiosis meiosis  /maɪ ˈoʊ səs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
  2. (n) understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)

Usage(s):

  1. In one, they looked for and found cells that appeared to be undergoing meiosis, the type of cell division peculiar to sperm and egg cells.
  2. The British exaggerate in the same direction, indulging in what grammarians call meiosisunderstatement.
  3. In one, they looked for and found cells that appeared to be undergoing meiosis, the type of cell division peculiar to sperm and egg cells.

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  • "We now have the first step, but the cells don't enter meiosis," said Prof Nayernia. "If we could solve this problem, and I think it's scientifically possible, the next stage will be to produce functional sperm."
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Karim Nayernia Source: Manchester Evening News

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