One of the isotopes of fission products, when fuel melts, is an iodine isotope, and it goes in your body through your thyroid.
Then fission again takes place, so that four bacteria replace the original one.
The multiplication of the amba is brought about by a process of fission or division.
Reproduction by fission occurs naturally but not habitually in all species of Hydra.
They are contractile, and propagated by spontaneous division, or fission.
Binary fissions of same, 1-nucleat individual at final stage of fission.
At the instant of fission, some 75 radionuclides, or fission products, are created.
Fortunately, one youngster asked his father entirely too many questions concerning the actual fabrication of fission weapons.
Any atom might be hit, blazing, into fission and decaying into other elements.
This was not a case of matrimonial felicity, nor of Siamese twins, but of fission, or reproduction by division.
1841, "division of a cell or organism," from Latin fissionem (nominative fissio) "a breaking up, cleaving," from past participle stem of findere "to split" (see fissure). Cognate with Old English bitan "to bite." Nuclear physics sense is 1939. As a verb, from 1929.
fission fis·sion (fĭsh'ən)
The act or process of splitting into parts.
The amitotic division of a cell or its nucleus.
An asexual process of reproduction in which a unicellular organism divides into two or more independently maturing daughter cells.
A nuclear reaction in which an atomic nucleus, especially a heavy nucleus such as an isotope of uranium, splits into fragments, usually two of comparable mass, with the evolution of from 100 million to several hundred million electron volts of energy.