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fission, nuclear fission
1. The act of splitting or breaking apart.
2. In biology, the spontaneous division of a cell or organism into new cells or organisms; especially, as a mode of reproduction; cell division.
3. In physics, the disintegration of the nucleus of a heavy atom, leading to the formation of nuclei of more stable atoms and the release of energy.
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