Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
16
2010

meiosis

A reproductive process involving two successive divisions of a cell, resulting in four daughter cells. Unlike what occurs in mitosis, the daughter cells produced in meiosis are haploid and not identical to each other. Meiosis is the process by which sperm and egg cells are made.