The second of the two consecutive divisions of the nucleus of eukaryotic cell during meiosis, and composed of the following stages: prophase II, metaphase II, anaphase II, and telophase II.
During meiosis II, each of the two cells produced from meiosis I divides further into two cells, each containing one of every decoupled chromosome’s sister strands (chromatids), thus, producing four genetically different, haploid cells.
Also called: second meiotic division
Compare: meiosis I
See also: meiosis