maturation division


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maturation division

n.
Either of the two successive cell divisions of meiosis, with only one duplication of the chromosomes, that results in the formation of haploid gametes.
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Oocytes fertilized immediately following germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) extruded a second polar body 1 [1/2] h after treatment with 1-MeAde, completing their maturation division (Fig.