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a combining form meaning “cleft,” used in the formation of compound words: fissiparous.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of fissi-
<Latin, combining form of fissus cloven, fissum fissure, special uses of past participle of findere to split
Words nearby fissi-
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Example sentences from the Web for fissi-
These must have been what the old writer quaintly called pali fissi.The Cathedral Builders|Leader Scott
British Dictionary definitions for fissi-
indicating a splitting or cleftfissirostral
Word Origin for fissi-
from Latin fissus, past participle of findere to split
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