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Related / Similar Words: litotes, miosis, reduction division

 

Definition:
  • understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary); "saying `I was not a little upset'' when you mean `I was very upset'' is an example of litotes";
  • (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);

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    Hyponyms: nondisjunction

     

     
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