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Fission vs. Asexual

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Fissionnoun

The process whereby one item splits to become two.

Asexualadjective

Not sexual in nature, not marked by sexual activity. (Compare Platonic.)

Fissionnoun

(physics) The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles; nuclear fission

Asexualadjective

Not experiencing sexual attraction; lacking interest in or desire for sex.

Fissionnoun

(biology) The process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells.

Asexualadjective

(biology) Having no distinct sex, having no sexual organs.

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Fissionverb

(transitive) To cause to undergo fission.

Asexualadjective

(biology) Without sexual action; reproducing by some other method than sex.

‘asexual reproduction’;

Fissionverb

(intransitive) To undergo fission.

Asexualnoun

(biology) A species which reproduces by asexual rather than sexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.

Fissionnoun

A cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.

Asexualnoun

A person who does not experience sexual attraction; a person who lacks interest in or desire for sex.

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Fissionnoun

A method of asexual reproduction among the lowest (unicellular) organisms by means of a process of self-division, consisting of gradual division or cleavage of the into two parts, each of which then becomes a separate and independent organisms; as when a cell in an animal or plant, or its germ, undergoes a spontaneous division, and the parts again subdivide. See Segmentation, and Cell division, under Division.

Asexualnoun

(rare) Something which does not have a sex, or a word which refers to such a thing.

Fissionnoun

A process by which certain coral polyps, echinoderms, annelids, etc., spontaneously subdivide, each individual thus forming two or more new ones. See Strobilation.

Asexualadjective

Having no distinct sex; without sexual action; as, asexual reproduction. See Fission and Gemmation.

Fissionnoun

The act or process of disintegration of an atomic nucleus into two or more smaller pieces; called also nuclear fission. The process may be spontaneous or induced by capture of neutrons or other smaller nuclei, and usually proceeds with evolution of energy.

Asexualadjective

not involving sexual activity or sexual attraction; as, an asexual friendship.

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Fissionnoun

a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

Asexualadjective

not havning or involving sex;

‘an asexual spore’; ‘asexual reproduction’;

Fissionnoun

reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts

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