Definition of meiotically in US English:

meiotically

adverb

  • See meiosis

    • ‘Triploids are often phenotypically normal plants but are meiotically unstable and therefore transient.’
    • ‘Systematic disruption of meiotically induced genes and analysis of the resulting sporulation phenotypes has uncovered many genes involved in various aspects of sporulation.’
    • ‘Germ cells can divide mitotically to replenish germline tissue or meiotically to produce gametes.’
    • ‘Following selection, haploids produce gametes mitotically and diploids produce gametes meiotically that then enter the random mating pool.’
    • ‘Crosses that generated three or four meiotically related seeds were selected for analysis.’

Pronunciation

meiotically

/-ik(ə)lē/