binary fission

noun

Definition of binary fission

: reproduction of a cell by division into two approximately equal parts the binary fission of protozoans

First Known Use of binary fission

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of binary fission was in 1862

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“Binary fission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/binary%20fission. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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binary fission

noun

Medical Definition of binary fission

: reproduction of a cell by division into two approximately equal parts — compare multiple fission

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