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From German Mitosis, from Ancient Greek μίτος (mítos, thread) + -osis, probably in reference to the thread-like chromatin seen during mitosis.

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mitosis (countable and uncountable, plural mitoses)

  1. (cytology) The division of a cell nucleus in which the genome is copied and separated into two identical halves. It is normally followed by cell division.

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mitosis f (plural mitosis)

  1. (cytology) mitosis