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Medical Term:

nondisjunction

Pronunciation: non'dis-junk'shun

Definition

Failure of one or more pairs of chromosomes to separate at the meiotic stage of karyokinesis, with the result that both chromosomes are carried to one daughter cell and none to the other.

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