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Endomitosis

Endomitosis

(Science: cell biology) chromosome replication without mitosis, leading to polyploidy. Many rounds of endomitosis give rise to the giant polytene chromosomes of dipteran salivary glands, though in this case the daughter chromosomes remain synapsed.


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