reduction division


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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

nuclear division where the daughter cells have half the genetic material of the parental cell. see MEIOSIS.
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With all that knowledge at the ready, it was only fitting the Worcester Fire Department's head of the Fire and Life Safety Education and Risk Reduction division received the state Department of Fire Services 2011 Fire & Life Safety Educator of the Year award last week.
The funding has been raised by successive high sheriffs and is managed by the authority's Crime Reduction Division and supported by the Community Foundation.
Ann Tighe, head of the crime reduction division for Nacro, said: ``Our funding was due to be renewed in April and our main funders, The Safer Merseyside Partnership,made us an initial offer which was later significantly reduced.