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splitter

[split-er] /ˈsplɪt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that splits.
2.
Biology Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize differences between organisms and therefore favors a multiplicity of taxa (opposed to lumper).
Origin of splitter
1615-1625
1615-25; split + -er1
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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