fission into more than two new organisms.
Words nearby multiple fission
Compare binary fission.
Origin of multiple fission
First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for multiple fission
zoology asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms, esp sporozoans, in which the nucleus divides a number of times, followed by division of the cytoplasm, to form daughter cells
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Medicine definitions for multiple fission
Division of the nucleus, simultaneously or successively, into a number of daughter nuclei, followed by division of the cell body into an equal number of parts, each containing a nucleus.
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