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Synonyms of meiosis

Noun


1. meiosis, miosis, reduction division, cell division, cellular division

usage: (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)

2. litotes, meiosis, rhetorical device, understatement

usage: understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary); "saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes"

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