Mitosis is the process of dividing a cell and its nucleus into two cells which each have their own nucleus.(noun)
An example of mitosis is the way the skin cells covering a child's body all multiply while they are growing.
See mitosis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. mitoses
Origin: ModL < Gr mitos, thread + -osis
See mitosis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. mi·to·ses (-sēz)
Origin: Greek mitos, warp thread
Origin: + -osis.
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