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- Rhymes: -əʊsɪs
From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Mitosis from Ancient Greek μίτος (mitos), “‘thread’”) + -osis, probably in reference to the thread-like chromatin seen during mitosis.
- (cytology) The division of a cell nucleus in which the genome is copied and separated into two identical halves. It is normally followed by cell division.
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