meiocyte


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

meiocyte

[mī′əsīt]
Etymology: Gk, meiosis, becoming smaller, kytos, cell
any cell undergoing meiosis.
References in periodicals archive ?
These routes differ in several aspects (summarized in Table 1), being the most evident aspect the stage when the original program is deviated (the sperm cell/ fertilized egg, the vacuolate microspore/young pollen grain, and the post-recombination meiocyte respectively).
In Lilium meiocytes, it was demonstrated that DNA is synthesized in the plastids independently of surrounding meiosis and cytoplasm clearing (Dickinson, 1981; Bird et al.
Within the genus Pisidium, 5 species have been examined for which the most frequent 2n number was ~190 chromosomes, consistent with the presence of 95 bivalents in meiocytes of Pisidium coreanum Park, 1992 (Burch et al.