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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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a process by which the nucleus of a diploid cell divides twice with the formation of four daughter haploid cells,

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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The process of cell division that reduces the chromosome number from diploid (pairs) to haploid (single set). The first division

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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2005
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Meiosis, or reduction division, is the mechanism by which chromosome numbers are halved once every sexual life cycle. Without it,

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