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Cell division

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noun, plural: cell divisions

The process in which a cell divides into two cells, each containing identical genetic material, as that of the original cell


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The term is commonly used interchangeably with mitosis, a process comprised of karyokinesis and cytokinesis resulting in two genetically identical cells. Nevertheless, cell division is not exclusive to mitosis; it is also happening in meiosis, which, in comparison, is a process giving rise to cells with unidentical genetic material. Thus, cell division is a biological process involved in growth and reproduction of various organisms.


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