Fission vs Hemifission - What's the difference?

fission | hemifission |


In biology|lang=en terms the difference between fission and hemifission

is that fission is (biology) the process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells while hemifission is (biology) an intermediate stage in the fission of cells.

As nouns the difference between fission and hemifission

is that fission is the process whereby one item splits to become two while hemifission is (biology) an intermediate stage in the fission of cells.

As a verb fission

is to cause to undergo fission.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

fission

English

(Nuclear fission)

Noun

  • The process whereby one item splits to become two.
  • (physics) The process of splitting the nucleus of an atom into smaller particles; nuclear fission
  • (biology) The process by which a bacterium splits to form two daughter cells.
  • Antonyms

    * (process of splitting the nucleus of an atom) fusion

    Derived terms

    * fissile * fissionable * fissional * fission bomb

    Verb

  • To cause to undergo fission.
  • To undergo fission.
  • hemifission

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biology) An intermediate stage in the fission of cells