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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.

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.
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