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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cytology, a form of reduction in which the number of the chromosomes of the germ-nuclei is reduced without reducing the number of ids or chromatin granules: opposed to true reduction, in which the number of both chromosomes and granules is reduced to one half. Pseudoreduction occurs in the roundworm of the horse (Ascaris megalocephala).


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