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fission

Pronunciation: fish'un

Definition:

  1. The act of splitting, amitotic division of a cell or its nucleus.
  2. Splitting of the nucleus of an atom.

[L. fissio, a cleaving, fr. findo, pp. fissus, to cleave]

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