Definition of mitosis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//maɪˈtəʊsɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//maɪˈtoʊsɪs//
[uncountable](biology) Cell biology
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the process of cell division See related entries: Cell biology Word Origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek mitos ‘thread’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mitosis