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Synonyms for fission

Synonyms for fission

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

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

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"There is a great temptation to admit that the observation of these events is indicative of the existence of a spontaneously fissioning superheavy element in nature," Flerov writes.
Water flows through the channels, picking up and carrying away the heat produced by a fissioning of the fuel.