Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Fission

1. cleaving or splitting.

2. division of a cell or organism; see cell division.

3. social process of separation of a population into unique and relatively permanent demographic units; budding, splitting of populations; cf. fusion
(3) and fission-fusion society.

4.

See Robertsonian translocation.

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