reduction division


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to reduction division: Equational Division

re·duc·tion of chro·mo·somes

the process during meiosis whereby one member of each homologous pair of chromosomes is distributed to a sperm or ovum; the diploid set of chromosomes (46 in humans) is thus reduced to the haploid set in each gamete; union of the sperm and ovum then restores the diploid or somatic number in the one-cell zygote.

reduction division

See meiosis.

reduction division

See MEIOSIS.

reduction division

nuclear division where the daughter cells have half the genetic material of the parental cell. see MEIOSIS.
References in periodicals archive ?
Prior to 1982, he served KACC in a variety of managerial capacities, including general manager of the Aluminum Raw Materials and Reduction Division and general manager of the Aluminum Fabricated Products Division.