fissiparous

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An adaptation of the New Latin fissiparus, from fissus (split”, “cleft) + pariō (I bring forth) by mistaken analogy with vīviparus.

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fissiparous (comparative more fissiparous, superlative most fissiparous)

  1. Factious, tending to break into pieces.
  2. Causing division or fragmenting something.
  3. (biology) Of cells that reproduce through fission, splitting into two.
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