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 (ăm′ĭ-tō′sĭs, ā′mī-)
Direct cell division by simple cleavage of the nucleus, without spindle formation or the appearance of chromosomes.

am′i·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.amitotic - pertaining to a simple method of cell divisionamitotic - pertaining to a simple method of cell division
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Cell loss is especially apparent in amitotic tissues, such as central nervous system (CNS) neurons and cardiac muscle.
Some fields may show binucleate cartilage cells, indicating a process of amitotic division, but most are monocellular and mononucleate.
1-2, 3a-g; 11a), the ovarian germinal epithelium consists of somatic NPs and germ cells, including amitotic oogonia (AOs); irregularly or conically shaped residual vitellogenic primary oocytes (RVPOs); and a few large residual ova (Os) (Fig.