fissi-


a combining form meaning “cleft,” used in the formation of compound words: fissiparous.

Nearby words

  1. fisk,
  2. fisk, james,
  3. fiske,
  4. fiske, john,
  5. fiske, minnie maddern,
  6. fissile,
  7. fission,
  8. fission bomb,
  9. fission fungi,
  10. fission product

Origin of fissi-

< Latin, combining form of fissus cloven, fissum fissure, special uses of past participle of findere to split

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British Dictionary definitions for fissi-

fissi-

combining form

indicating a splitting or cleftfissirostral

Word Origin for fissi-

from Latin fissus, past participle of findere to split

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