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multiple fission

noun, Biology
1.
fission into more than two new organisms.
Compare binary fission.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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multiple fission

noun
1.
(zoology) asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms, esp sporozoans, in which the nucleus divides a number of times, followed by division of the cytoplasm, to form daughter cells
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multiple fission in Medicine

multiple fission mul·ti·ple fission (mŭl'tə-pəl)
n.
Division of the nucleus, simultaneously or successively, into a number of daughter nuclei, followed by division of the cell body into an equal number of parts, each containing a nucleus.

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