endodyogeny
n. [Gr. endon, within; dyas, two; genos, offspring]
The formation of only two daughter cells surrounded by their own membrane, while still in the mother cell; see endopolyogeny.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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