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binary fission

noun, Biology
fission into two organisms approximately equal in size.
Compare multiple fission.
Origin of binary fission
1895-1900 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for binary-fission

binary fission

asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms by division into two daughter cells
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binary-fission in Medicine

binary fission n.
A method of asexual reproduction that involves the splitting of a parent cell into two daughter cells.

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binary-fission in Science
binary fission  
See fission.
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