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fissiparous

[ fi-sip-er-uhs ]
/ fɪˈsɪp ər əs /
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adjective
reproducing by fission.
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Origin of fissiparous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fissiparous

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 of fissiparous

fissiparously, adverbfissiparousness, noun
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