Definitions for "Meiosis"
Diminution; a species of hyperbole, representing a thing as being less than it really is; understatement; see also litotes.
The cellular process by which a diploid progenitor cell forms haploid gametes, including a division of one diploid cell into two cells, each with one of the homologous sets of chromosomes.
the type of cell division restricted to sex-cell production; involving two successive nuclear divisions, it results in daughter cells with the haploid (n) number of chromosomes
(also known as UNDERSTATEMENT) A figure which deliberately represents something as much less in magnitude or importance than it really is, or ordinarily considered to be.
Meiosis is a figure of speech that intentionally understates something or implies that it is lesser in significance or size than it really is. It is a form of litotes, but litotes often uses understatement to make something seem large or important, while meiosis aims to make its subject appear less important or insignificant. Meiosis often appears similar to auxesis except that in auxesis, the goal is ironic effect not a diminished sense of importance.
(miosis, myosis) decreased contraction of the pupil results from hypoplastic ciliary muscle (reduced suppleness in the muscle that makes the pupil smaller in bright light). Back to the top
Constriction of the pupil of the eye.
Keywords:  hyperbole, see