- reproducing by fission.
Origin of fissiparous
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The fissiparous tendency so perceptible in politics is not visible in cities.
Fissiparous, fis-sip′a-rus, adj. propagated by spontaneous fission or self-division.
Therefore, in all cases of fissiparous division, the seat or origin of the process is the nucleus.Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)
George John Romanes
Passing to the invertebrate animals, we meet with two other modes of reproduction, the gemmiparous and fissiparous.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences
Fissiparous: applied to that form of asexual generation in which the parent divides; each part becoming a new individual.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- biology reproducing by fission
- having a tendency to divide into groups or factions
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- Reproducing or propagating by fission.
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