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fissiparous

adjective fis·sip·a·rous \fi-ˈsi-p(ə-)rəs\

Definition of FISSIPAROUS

:  tending to break up into parts :  divisive <fissiparous tendencies within a political party>
fis·sip·a·rous·ness noun

Origin of FISSIPAROUS

Latin fissus, past participle of findere + English -parous
First Known Use: 1874

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

fissiparous

adjective fis·sip·a·rous \fis-ˈip-ə-rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FISSIPAROUS

:  producing new biological units or individuals by fission

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