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haplosis

Syllabification: hap·lo·sis
Pronunciation: /hapˈlōsis
 
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Definition of haplosis in English:

noun

Biology The halving of the number of chromosomes in a diploid cell during meiosis, resulting in two haploid cells.
Example sentences
  • Both types of haplosis can occur in the same species.
  • In the filial generation, haplosis is by meiosis to produce spores infectious for a copepod intermediate host.
  • This appears to be due to irregular haplosis.

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