fission into more than two new organisms.
(zoology) asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms, esp sporozoans, in which the nucleus divides a number of times, followed by division of the cytoplasm, to form daughter cells
multiple fission mul·ti·ple fission (mŭl’tə-pəl)
Division of the nucleus, simultaneously or successively, into a number of daughter nuclei, followed by division of the cell body into an equal number of parts, each containing a nucleus.
- Multiple fracture
multiple fracture n. The simultaneous fracture of several bones.
- Multiple fruit
noun 1. a fruit, such as a pineapple, formed from the ovaries of individual flowers in an inflorescence multiple fruit A fruit, such as a fig, mulberry, or pineapple, that consists of the ripened ovaries of more than one flower that are combined into a single structure. Compare accessory fruit, aggregate fruit, simple fruit.
- Multiple inheritance
programming In object-oriented programming, the possibility that a sub-class may be derived from multiple parent classes which are themselves not derived one from the other. (1997-08-06)
- Multiple instruction multiple data
Multiple Instruction/Multiple Data