multiple-fission

multiple fission

noun Biology.
fission into more than two new organisms.
Compare binary fission.


Origin:
1910–15

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multiple fission
 
n
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 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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