[ split-er ]

  1. a person or thing that splits.

  2. Biology Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize differences between organisms and therefore favors a multiplicity of taxa (opposed to lumper).

Origin of splitter

First recorded in 1615–25; split + -er1

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