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binary fission n.
A method of asexual reproduction that involves the splitting of a parent cell into two daughter cells.
|binary fission |
asexual reproduction by a separation of the body into two new bodies. In the process of binary fission, an organism duplicates its genetic material, or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and then divides into two parts (cytokinesis), with each new organism receiving one copy of DNA.