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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Asexual reproduction by division into body segments, as in tapeworms and jellyfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of asexual reproduction by division into body segments, as in tapeworms and jellyfish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or phenomenon of spontaneously dividing transversely, as do certain species of annelids and helminths; transverse fission. See Illust. under syllidian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formation or production of strobiles; metameric division of a scyphistoma or hydra tuba into medus├Ž.
  • n. Gemmation of the successive links or joints of a tapeworm; also, the transverse fission of various worms.

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