Definition of meiotic in US English:

meiotic

adjective

  • See meiosis

    • ‘Subsequently, one of the two mating-type alleles was lost during mitotic or meiotic divisions.’
    • ‘Males can, therefore, arise spontaneously, as a result of the rare meiotic loss of an X chromosome.’
    • ‘Several models have been proposed to explain the mechanism responsible for meiotic recombination.’
    • ‘During the first meiotic division, homologous chromosomes pair and segregate into two cells.’
    • ‘The absence of chiasmata can readily account for the observed defect in meiotic chromosome segregation.’

Pronunciation

meiotic

/māˈädik//meɪˈɑdɪk/