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mitosis taking place without dissolution of the nuclear membrane, and not followed by cytoplasmic division, resulting in doubling of the number of chromosomes within the nucleus. adj., adj endomitot´ic.
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The process or state of duplication of the DNA content of the nuclei without accompanying spindle formation or cytokinesis, resulting in a polyploid nucleus.
[endo- + polyploidy]
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A process by which chromosomes replicate without the division of the cell nucleus.
en′do·mi·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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The process or state of duplication of the chromosomes without accompanying spindle formation or cytokinesis, resulting in a polyploid nucleus.
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endomitosisthe doubling of the chromosome number without subsequent cell division, so producing a POLYPLOID.
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