American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process by which a cell divides to form two daughter cells. Upon completion of the process, each daughter cell contains the same genetic material as the original cell and roughly half of its cytoplasm.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The division of a cell, especially in the process of growth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) a method of cell increase, in which new cells are formed by the division of the parent cell. In this process, the cell nucleus undergoes peculiar differentiations and changes, as shown in the figure (see also Karyokinesis). At the same time the protoplasm of the cell becomes gradually constricted by a furrow transverse to the long axis of the nuclear spindle, followed, on the completion of the division of the nucleus, by a separation of the cell contents into two masses, called the
- n. the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells
“These bacteria reproduce asexually – by simple cell division – so it is easy to clone up a huge population of genetically identical individuals in a short time.”
“Weismann's “theory of the germplasm” (1885, published 1893) was based on the first clear distinction between two fundamental types of cell, and the two distinct forms of cell division which characterize their reproduction.”
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