binary fission

noun

Definition of binary fission

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

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1862

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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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