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Engelsk navneord: miosis

1. miosis (om proces) (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)meiosis, reduction division

Mindre specifikke termercell division, cellular division

Mere specifikke termernondisjunction

Omfatter disse specifikke termeranaphase, cytokinesis, karyokinesis, metaphase, prophase, segregation, telophase

Overordnet emneområdegenetic science, genetics

2. miosis (om handling) reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)light reflex, myosis, pupillary reflex

Mindre specifikke termerinborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

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