n. the division of a parent cell to form two daughter cells. The process involves the division of the nucleus, the partitioning of the cytoplasm, and the replication of DNA. There are tw types of cell division, namely: mitosis for cell growth, repair, and replacement, and meiosis for sexual reproduction.

CELL DIVISION: "Mitosis is cell division which repetitively occurs in 4-5 phases and alternates with a preparatory resting stage called interphase."
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