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fission

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɪʃ.ən/ us  
specialized physics the process of dividing the nucleus of an atom, which results in the release of a large amount of energy : nuclear fission specialized biology the division of a living cell as part of reproduction: The fission of the cell could be inhibited with certain chemicals.
Translations of “fission”
in Spanish fisión…
in French fission…
in German die Spaltung…
in Chinese (Traditional) (核)裂變,分裂, 細胞分裂, 裂殖…
in Chinese (Simplified) (核)裂变,分裂, 细胞分裂, 裂殖…
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