cellular division

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Noun1.cellular division - the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cellscellular division - the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
amitosis - the direct method of cell division characterized by simple division of the nucleus without formation of chromosomes
segmentation, cleavage - (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
meiosis, miosis, reduction division - (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
mitosis - cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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He spent 25 years at Motorola working as a Project Manager in the cellular division before starting his own business.
From there the audience sees "rapid" cellular division, with the embryo quickly taking on a recognizably-human shape.
This would cause a reduction of the availability of light and nutrients necessary for photosynthesis and therefore induce an inhibition of cellular division [13].
Some bacteria did not present signs of cellular division process, reaching 7.7 [micro]m, similar to the described for Proteus mirabilis.
As with biological cellular division, cells continue to replicate and divide in a way that seems right, unaware the core "mission" driven by signals in some cases can be compromised, resulting in "cancerous" growths that are ultimately detrimental to the organism as a whole.
Targeted drugs work by suppressing key activities necessary for cellular division and differentiation.
Finally, on Christmas day in 1938, Meitner and Otto Frisch took a famous walk in the snow in Sweden and solved the mystery--the "strange results" were actually the smaller products of uranium splitting, a process that Frisch coined "fission" (borrowing the term from the process of cellular division in biology).
The results reveal new genetic pathways involved in the disease, like cellular division and DNA repair, as well as new genes - not previously described - that might be crucial for understanding its origin and evolution.
Caption: Making twins: Mitosis, the cellular division that produces two genetically identical daughter cells, is perhaps the most fundamental process in biology.
Akihito's brother, Prince Hitachi, also went into science, studying the role of cellular division in cancer.