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fissiparous

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

Definition of fissiparous

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

fissiparous

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adjective fis·sip·a·rous \fis-ˈip-ə-rəs\

Medical Definition of fissiparous

  1. :  producing new biological units or individuals by fission




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