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mul·ti·ple fis·sion

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.

multiple fission

cell division in which the nucleus first divides into several equal parts and then the cytoplasm divides into as many cells as there are nuclei. It is the common form of asexual reproduction in certain acellular organisms. Compare binary fission.

mul·ti·ple fis·sion

(mŭl'ti-pĕl fish'ŭn)
Division of the nucleus into a number of daughter nuclei, followed by division of the cell body into an equal number of daughter cells, each containing a nucleus.

multiple fission

the splitting of the nucleus several times before division of the cytoplasm, as happens in some PROTOZOANS.

multiple

manifold; occurring in various parts of the body at once.

multiple alleles
see allele.
multiple birth
more than one offspring in a gestation and parturition.
multiple causation
a disease in which a combination, or alternative combinations, of causes, are required to produce it. Called also multifactorial etiology.
multiple-crush
surgical instruments, e.g. heavy duty emasculators, ecraseurs in which each jaw has more than one crushing surface, mounted one behind the other, each successive surface coming into contact with its counterpart as increasing pressure is applied to the handles of the instrument.
multiple endochondromas
multiple fission
a method of reproduction in protozoa. See schizogony.
multiple infection
simultaneous infection with more than one virus or a combination of virus and bacteria may be caused by one agent lowering resistance to the other. There may be synergism between the agents.
multiple least squares regression
the major method of analysis used to sort through a large number of potential risk factors permitting the examination of one factor while the other factors in the regression equation are held mathematically constant.
multiple limb defects
patients with more than one congenital limb defect.
multiple myeloma
see multiple myeloma.
multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
in critical care medicine, a state in which intervention is required to maintain homeostasis. Called also MODS.
multiple ovulation
an important feature in the technique of embryo transfer. See superovulation.
multiple pregnancies
twins, triplets and more in usually uniparous species.
multiple regression
an analytical method which determines the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables.
multiple risk
situations in which more than one risk factor for a disease is present and their combined presence contributes to an increased risk.
multiple suckling
when a cow accepts more calves to suckle than her own; a system for foster-rearing of orphan or purchased calves.
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