HyperDic: meiosis

English > 2 senses of the word meiosis:
NOUNprocessmeiosis, miosis, reduction division(genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms
communicationmeiosis, litotesunderstatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
meiosis > pronunciation
Soundsmayow'sahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > meiosis: 2 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(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).
Synonymsmiosis, reduction division
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
PartsanaphaseThe stage / stage of meiosis or mitosis when chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
cytokinesisorganic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells
karyokinesisorganic process consisting of the division of the nucleus of a cell during mitosis or meiosis
metaphaseThe second stage of meiosis
prophaseThe 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
telophaseThe final stage of meiosis when the chromosomes move toward opposite ends of the nuclear spindle
Narrowernondisjunctionmeiosis in which there is a failure of paired homologous chromosomes to separate
Broadercell division, cellular divisionThe process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
Spanishmeiosis
Catalanmeiosi, miosi
Adjectivesmeioticof or relating to meiosis
English > meiosis: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningunderstatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary).
Synonymlitotes
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
understatementA statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said
Spanishatenuación, litote, lítote, meiosis
Catalanlítote

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