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Noun: fission  fi-shun or fi-zhun
  1. Reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
  2. A nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
    - nuclear fission
Verb: fission  fi-shun or fi-zhun
  1. Undergo fission; cause to fission

Derived forms: fissioned, fissions, fissioning

Type of: agamogenesis, asexual reproduction, nuclear reaction

Encyclopedia: Fission