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fissiparous

[fi-sip-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. reproducing by fission.

Origin of fissiparous

First recorded in 1825–35; fissi- + -parous
Related formsfis·sip·a·rous·ly, adverbfis·sip·a·rous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fissiparous

fissiparous

adjective
  1. biology reproducing by fission
  2. having a tendency to divide into groups or factions
Derived Formsfissiparously, adverbfissiparousness, noun
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fissiparous in Medicine

fissiparous

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Reproducing or propagating by fission.
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