endoreduplication


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endoreduplication

[¦en·dō·rē‚dü·plə′kā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
Appearance in mitotic cells of certain chromosomes or chromosome sets in the form of multiples.
(genetics)
Two to twelve or more rounds of replication and chromosome duplication without mitotic cell division, as in the production of polytene chromosomes.
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