the direct method of cell division, characterized by simple cleavage of the nucleus without the formation of chromosomes.
an unusual form of cell division in which the nucleus and cytoplasm divide by constriction without the formation of chromosomes; direct cell division

amitosis am·i·to·sis (ām’ĭ-tō’sĭs, ā’mī-)
Direct division of the nucleus and cell without the nuclear changes that usually occur during cell reproduction. Also called direct nuclear division.
am’i·tot’ic (-tŏt’ĭk) adj.


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