binary fission


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binary fission

n.
A form of asexual reproduction in bacteria and other prokaryotes that involves the splitting of a parent cell into two independent cells.
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binary fission

n
(Biology) asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms by division into two daughter cells
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bi′nary fis′sion


n.
fission into two organisms roughly equal in size.
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binary fission

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Translations

binary fission

n (Bio) → scissione f binaria
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Viruses are an obligate intracellular molecular parasites and they do not reproduce by binary fission. In general, viruses contain only one type of nucleic acid (either DNA or RNA) that carries the information necessary for viral replication.