- The process of division of somatic cells in which each daughter cell receives the same amount of DNA as the parent cell.
National Cancer Institute
- The process of nuclear division in cells that produces daughter cells that are genetically identical to each other and to the parent cell.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
- Mitosis is a cellular process that replicates chromosomes and produces two identical nuclei in preparation for cell division. Generally, mitosis is immediately followed by the equal division of the cell nuclei and other cell contents into two daughter cells.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.