binary fission
noun Date: 1897 reproduction of a cell by division into two approximately equal parts <
the binary fission of protozoans
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  • Binary fission — is the form of asexual reproduction and cell division used by prokaryotic organisms (such as bacteria or archea). This process results in the reproduction of a living prokaryotic cell by division into two parts which each have the potential to… …   Wikipedia

  • binary fission — n reproduction of a cell by division into two approximately equal parts compare MULTIPLE FISSION * * * fission of a cell in which the cell divides into two approximately equal daughter parts …   Medical dictionary

  • binary fission — binary fission. См. деление надвое. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • binary fission — n. asexual reproduction in protists by a splitting of the cell into two approximately equal parts …   English World dictionary

  • binary fission — Biol. fission into two organisms approximately equal in size. Cf. multiple fission. [1895 1900] * * * ▪ cell division       asexual reproduction by a separation of the body into two new bodies. In the process of binary fission, an organism… …   Universalium

  • binary fission — noun : reproduction of a cell by division into two approximately equal parts the binary fission of protozoans * * * Biol. fission into two organisms approximately equal in size. Cf. multiple fission. [1895 1900] * * * binary fission noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • binary fission — dvidalis dalijimasis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. binary fission; bipartition vok. binäre Spaltung, f rus. деление на две части, n pranc. bipartition, f; fission binaire, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • binary fission — A form of asexual reproduction in which a cell, or organism divides into approximately equal parts; see transverse fission …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • binary fission — bi′nary fis′sion n. cbl fission into two organisms roughly equal in size …   From formal English to slang

  • binary fission — Asexual reproduction in which a cell or an organism separates into two cells …   Dictionary of microbiology

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