meio- pref.
Variant of mio-.


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    [mahy-oh-sis] /maɪˈoʊ sɪs/ noun 1. Cell Biology. part of the process of gamete formation, consisting of chromosome conjugation and two cell divisions, in the course of which the diploid chromosome number becomes reduced to the haploid. Compare . 2. Rhetoric. /maɪˈəʊsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) 1. a type of cell division in which a nucleus […]

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