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reduction division

n
(Biology) another name for meiosis

reduc′tion divi`sion


n.
meiosis, esp. the first division in which the chromosome number is reduced.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.reduction division - (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organismsreduction 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)
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
anaphase - the stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
cell division, cellular division - the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
cytokinesis - organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells
karyokinesis - organic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis
metaphase - the second stage of meiosis
nondisjunction - meiosis in which there is a failure of paired homologous chromosomes to separate; results in an abnormal number of chromosomes in the daughter cells
prophase - the first stage of meiosis
segregation - (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
telophase - the final stage of meiosis when the chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
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Sayed Ibrahim, direct reduction division director, EZDK, said: "Egypt is looking into the deployment of new technology and digitalising the industrial landscape in the country.
Sayed Ibrahim, Direct Reduction Division Director of EZDK, said: "Egypt is looking into the deployment of new technology and digitalizing the industrial landscape in the country.
Our contract with Siemens is an important step and we look forward to working together to develop and utilise the latest digital solutions for our industry," said Sayed Ibrahim, Direct Reduction Division director of EZDK, adding that the amount of data available for metal production has increased exponentially in recent years.