fissiparous

[ fi-sip-er-uh s ]
/ fɪˈsɪp ər əs /
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adjective

reproducing by fission.

Origin of fissiparous

First recorded in 1825–35; fissi- + -parous

Related forms

fis·sip·a·rous·ly, adverbfis·sip·a·rous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fissiparous

fissiparous

/ (fɪˈsɪpərəs) /

adjective

biology reproducing by fission
having a tendency to divide into groups or factions

Derived Forms

fissiparously, adverbfissiparousness, noun
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Medicine definitions for fissiparous

fissiparous

[ fĭ-sĭpər-əs ]

adj.

Reproducing or propagating by fission.

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