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plasmotomy

Pronunciation: plaz-mot'o-me

Definition: A form of mitosis in multinuclear protozoan cells in which the cytoplasm divides into two or more masses, later reproducing, in some cases by sporulation.

[plasmo- + G. tome, incision]

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