from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Reduction of the diploid number of chromosomes by one half during meiosis, resulting in the haploid number.
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- n. The halving of the number of chromosomes during meiosis, resulting in the haploid number
We may compare the haplosis or ekstasis of Plotinus and the visions of St