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Amitosis Am`i*to"sis, n. [NL. See A- not, and Mitosis.] (Biol.) Cell division in which there is first a simple cleavage of the nucleus without change in its structure (such as the formation of chromosomes), followed by the division of the cytoplasm; direct cell division; -- opposed to mitosis. It is not the usual mode of division, and is believed by many to occur chiefly in highly specialized cells which are incapable of long-continued multiplication, in transitory structures, and in those in early stages of degeneration.
Antiptosis An`tip*to"sis, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? against + ? a falling, a case, ? to fall.] (Gram.) The putting of one case for another.
Dermostosis Der`mos*to"sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? skin + ? bone.] (Physiol.) Ossification of the dermis.
Ectostosis Ec`tos*to"sis, n. [NL. See Ect-, and Ostosis.] (Physiol.) A process of bone formation in which ossification takes place in the perichondrium and either surrounds or gradually replaces the cartilage.
Endostosis En`dos*to"sis, n. [NL. See Endo-, and Ostosis.] (Physiol.) A process of bone formation in which ossification takes place within the substance of the cartilage.
Exostosis Ex`os*to"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; ? out + ? bone: cf. F ? exostose.] 1. (Med.) Any protuberance of a bone which is not natural; an excrescence or morbid enlargement of a bone. --Coxe. 2. (Bot.) A knot formed upon or in the wood of trees by disease.
Haematosis H[ae]m`a*to"sis, n. Same as Hematosis.
Arterialization Ar*te`ri*al*i*za"tion, n. (Physiol.) The process of converting venous blood into arterial blood during its passage through the lungs, oxygen being absorbed and carbonic acid evolved; -- called also a["e]ration and hematosis.
Hematosis Hem`a*to"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. a"ima`twsis.] (Physiol.) (a) Sanguification; the conversion of chyle into blood. (b) The arterialization of the blood in the lungs; the formation of blood in general; h[ae]matogenesis.
Metemptosis Met`emp*to"sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? beyond, after + ? a falling upon, fr. ? to fall in or upon; ? in + ? to fall.] (Chron.) The suppression of a day in the calendar to prevent the date of the new moon being set a day too late, or the suppression of the bissextile day once in 134 years. The opposite to this is the proemptosis, or the addition of a day every 330 years, and another every 2,400 years.
Metensomatosis Met`en*so`ma*to"sis, n. [L., a change of body (by the soul), fr. Gr. ?.] (Biol.) The assimilation by one body or organism of the elements of another.
Karyokinesis Kar"y*o*ki*ne`sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a nut, kernel + ? to move.] (Biol.) The indirect division of cells in which, prior to division of the cell protoplasm, complicated changes take place in the nucleus, attended with movement of the nuclear fibrils; -- opposed to karyostenosis. The nucleus becomes enlarged and convoluted, and finally the threads are separated into two groups which ultimately become disconnected and constitute the daughter nuclei. Called also mitosis. See Cell development, under Cell.
Mitosis Mi*to"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a thread.] (Biol.) See Karyokinesis.
Ostosis Os*to"sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a bone.] (Physiol.) Bone formation; ossification. See Ectostosis, and Endostosis.
Paremptosis Par`emp*to"sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a coming in beside; ? beside + ? to fall in.] Same as Parembole.
Parostosis Par`os*to"sis, n. [NL. See Para-, and Ostosis.] (Physiol.) Ossification which takes place in purely fibrous tracts; the formation of bone outside of the periosteum.
Proemptosis Pro`emp*to"sis, n. [NL., from Gr. ? to fall in before; ? before + ? in + ? to fall.] (Chron.) The addition of a day to the lunar calendar. [R.] See Metemptosis.
Ptosis Pto"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a falling.] (Med.) Drooping of the upper eyelid, produced by paralysis of its levator muscle.
Synostosis Syn`os*to"sis, n. [NL.] Same as Synosteosis.

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