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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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(Biology) an unusual form of cell division in which the nucleus and cytoplasm divide by constriction without the formation of chromosomes; direct cell division
[C19: a-1 + mitosis]
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am•i•to•sis(ˌæm ɪˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌeɪ maɪ-)
cell division characterized by simple cleavage of the nucleus without the formation of chromosomes.
am`i•tot′ic (-ˈtɒt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||amitosis - the direct method of cell division characterized by simple division of the nucleus without formation of chromosomes|
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n. amitosis, división nuclear directa.
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