from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The division of a cell, especially in the process of growth.

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  • noun a process by which a cell divides into two cells

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process in reproduction and growth by which a cell divides to form daughter cells


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  • Zinc is a trace mineral that the body needs for basic biological processes like cell division.

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