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- the form of cell division whereby one celled organisms divide and body cells divide in growth and replacement.
- nuclear division characterized by the splitting of chromosomes, by spindle formation and so forth, cell division with the formation of threadlike structures
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- somatic cell division resulting in two daughter cells, each with the same chromosome complement as the parent cell
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- The replication of a cell to form two daughter cells with identical sets of chromosomes.