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

Origin of fissi-

< Latin, combining form of fissus cloven, fissum fissure, special uses of past participle of findere to split Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for 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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