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nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239) A-bomb , atom bomb , atomic bomb , fission bomb , plutonium bomb
bomb working off fission of heavy atomic nuclei atomic bomb , fission bomb
crystalline metallic element not found in nature; occurs as one of the fission products of uranium atomic number 43 , Tc , technetium
soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group having no stable isotope; was discovered in radioactive form as a fission product of uranium atomic number 61 , Pm , promethium
nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy atomic pile , atomic reactor , chain reactor , pile
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants bacteria , bacterium
reproducing by fission or splitting fissiparous
British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979) Frisch , Otto Frisch , Otto Robert Frisch
type and only genus of Schizosaccharomycetaceae; comprises the fission yeasts genus Schizosaccharomyces , Schizosaccharomyces
German chemist who was co-discoverer with Lise Meitner of nuclear fission (1879-1968) Hahn , Otto Hahn
Swedish physicist (born in Austria) who worked in the field of radiochemistry with Otto Hahn and formulated the concept of nuclear fission with Otto Frisch (1878-1968) Lise Meitner , Meitner
organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis moneran , moneron
steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives plutonium pit , plutonium trigger
German pathologist who recognized that all cells come from cells by binary fission and who emphasized cellular abnormalities in disease (1821-1902) Rudolf Karl Virchow , Rudolf Virchow , Virchow
asexual reproduction by multiple fission; characteristic of many sporozoan protozoans schizogony
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