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mi·to·sis

npl  -to*ses   1  :  a process that takes place in the nucleus of a dividing cell, involves typically a series of steps consisting of prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase, and results in the formation of two new nuclei each having the same number of chromosomes as the parent nucleus - compare MEIOSIS   2  :  cell division in which mitosis occurs mi*tot*ic adj mi*tot*i*cal*ly adv 
 
 

 
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