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fission

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noun fis·sion \ˈfish-ən also ˈfizh-\

Medical Definition of fission

  1. 1:  a method of reproduction in which a living cell or body divides into two or more parts each of which grows into a whole new individual

  2. 2a:  cleavage 2b:  the splitting of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of large amounts of energy—called also

fission verb fissioned; fissioning \ˈfish-(ə-)niŋ also ˈfizh-\play play
fissional \ˈfish-ən-əl also ˈfizh-\play play adjective




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