fission into two organisms approximately equal in size.
Compare multiple fission.
Origin of binary fission
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for binary fission
asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms by division into two daughter cells
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Medicine definitions for binary fission
A method of asexual reproduction that involves the splitting of a parent cell into two daughter cells.
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Science definitions for binary fission
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