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Miosis

Miosis Meaning & Definition
Miosis Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Miosis?

[n] reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
[n] (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)

Synonyms | Synonyms for Miosis: light reflex | meiosis | myosis | pupillary reflex | reduction division

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See Also | anaphase | cell division | cellular division | inborn reflex | innate reflex | instinctive reflex | karyokinesis | metaphase | nondisjunction | physiological reaction | prophase | reflex | segregation | telophase | unconditioned reflex

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