mitosis | Definition, Stages, Diagram, & Facts | Britannica
mitosis, a process of cell duplication, or reproduction, during which one cell gives rise to two genetically identical daughter cells. Strictly applied, the term mitosis is used to describe the duplication and distribution of chromosomes, the structures that carry the genetic information. A brief treatment of mitosis follows. For a full treatment, see growth: In cells; cell: Mitosis and ...
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