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noun - plural: amitoses

  1. the direct method of cell division characterized by simple division of the nucleus without formation of chromosomes


  1. Amitosis is an obsolete term describing EUKARYOTIC cell division without nuclear envelope breakdown and formation of well-visible mitotic spindle and condensed chromosomes. The division of unicellular eukaryotes formerly regarded as amitosis is called today closed mitosis. An exception is the division of ciliate macronucleus, which is not mitotic, and the reference to this process as amitosis may be the only legitimate use of the term today. In animals and plants which normally have open mitosis, the microscopic picture described in the 19th century as amitosis most likely corresponded to apoptosis, a process of programmed cell death associated with fragmentation of the nucleus and cytoplasm. Actually, even in the late 19th century cytologists mentioned that in larger life forms, amitosis is a "forerunner of degeneration".
    • also known as 無絲分裂
  2. amitosis is a gene group, gene ontology group.

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Google previewThe Biochemistry of Development (2014)

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology by Jean Brachet

Amitosis is the fragmentation of a resting nucleus; it is usually thought to ...

Google previewHandbook on Plant and Cell Tissue Culture (2005)

by NIIR Board of Consultants and Engineers

Amitosis is a simple division of a nucleus without formation of chromosomes. It is very uncommon and probably not a normal process. Consequently, it will not be discussed further. Meiosis and mitosis are both characterised by the appearance ...

Google previewModern Biology (1997)

by V. B. Rastogi

Amitosis is a simple type of cell division found in some bacteria, cy anobacteria, yeast. Amoeba, Paramecium, etc. 8. Somatic cells divide by mitosis and reproductive cells divide by meiosis to produce gametes. 9. GI and 62 phases are the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Amitosis containing mitosomes. some, ▷mitochondria ▷mitosome, ▷hydrogeno - Amitosis: Amitosis refers to nuclear division without the characteristic features of the mitotic apparatus, and involving the small (21 to 1,500 kb) and acentric ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (2013)

by W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter

amitosis«. tonuclear division,and setoutthesteps followed, noting thatthe chromosomes divided longitudinally: this was still not universally acknowledged. Itwas also recognized that,in some species at least, there was a constant number of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

amitosis. Nuclear division in which the cell is constricted into two without the * chromosomes becoming visible, the *nuclear envelope breaking down, or a * spindle forming. ammonium. fixation. The adsorption of ammonium ions (NH+4) into ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

amitosis. n. division of the nucleus of a cell by a process, not involving *mitosis, in which the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics (2014)

by Eric C.R. Reeve

Trends in Genetics 12: 26-30 GLOSSARY acentromeric lacking a centromere amitosis rare type of nuclear division where the nucleus constricts without chromosome condensation or spindle formation chromosome walking a technique that ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

amitosis R3N + HX → R3NH+X– 2. Reaction with acid chlorides to give N- substituted acid amides (primary and secondary amines only): RNH2 + R′COCl → R′CONHR + HX amino acids /ă-mee-noh, am-ă-/ Derivatives of carboxylic acids ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

amitosis amino group hydrogen atom H H carboxyl group H N CC H R H R group Amino Acid 4-aminodiphenyl (C6H5C6H4 NH2) ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

amitosis. •. ampelopsis. or imperfect wav <-Plans had gone amiss > —take amiai. To feel attended by : MISUNDERSTAND. a>mi-to*Bis (a'mi-io'sisj n. Ceil division marked by simple nuclear cleavage without the formation of chromosomes.

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

AMITOSIS. Cell division without mitosis; a splitting of the cell into two parts without the previous duplication of chromosomes and segregation of the duplicated chromosomes into two separate groups. Formerly amitosis was thought to ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

amitosis n division ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

amitosis multiplication of cells by simple ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

amitosis /am'.;t6'sis/ [Gr, a, mitos, not thread], cell division in ...

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2016)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

amitosis (ˌamə tohsəs) multiplication of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Tanya McFerran

amitosis [ami-toh-sis] n. division of the nucleus of a cell by a process, not involving mitosis, in which the nucleus is constricted into two. amitriptyline [ami-trip-til-een] n. a tricyclic antidepressant drug that has a mild ...

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