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Oxford dictionary definition of the word meiosis:
noun (plural meioses /-siːz/)
1 Biology a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell, as in the production of gametes and plant spores:
the sporophytes of green algae form spores only by meiosis
no recombinants were observed in over 100 meioses
Compare with mitosis.
2another term for litotes.
mid 16th century (in meiosis (sense 2)): modern Latin, from Greek meiōsis, from meioun ‘lessen’, from meiōn ‘less’. meiosis (sense 1) dates from the early 20th century