Definition of haplosis in English:

haplosis

noun

Biology
  • The halving of the number of chromosomes in a diploid cell during meiosis, resulting in two haploid cells.

    • ‘In the filial generation, haplosis is by meiosis to produce spores infectious for a copepod intermediate host.’
    • ‘Both types of haplosis can occur in the same species.’
    • ‘This appears to be due to irregular haplosis.’
    • ‘In the filial generation, haplosis occurs as a result of nuclear dissociation to produce uninucleate spores infectious to larval mosquitoes.’

Pronunciation

haplosis

/hapˈlōsis/