splitter

[ split-er ]
/ ˈsplɪt ər /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. split-time,
  2. split-up,
  3. splits,
  4. splitsville,
  5. splittail,
  6. splitting,
  7. splitting adz,
  8. splitting field,
  9. splodge,
  10. sploosh

Origin of splitter

First recorded in 1615–25; split + -er1

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