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A form of mitosis in multinuclear protozoan cells in which the cytoplasm divides into two or more masses, later reproducing, in some cases by sporulation.
[plasmo- + G. tomē, incision]
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plasmotomy(plăz-mŏt′ō-mē) [″ + Gr. tome, incision]
Cell division with unequal separation of cytoplasm.
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