fissiparous

[fi-sip-er-uhs]
adjective
reproducing by fission.

Origin:
1825–35; fissi- + -parous

fissiparously, adverb
fissiparousness, noun
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fissiparous (fɪˈsɪpərəs)
 
adj
1.  biology reproducing by fission
2.  having a tendency to divide into groups or factions
 
fis'siparously
 
adv
 
fis'siparousness
 
n

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fissiparous fis·sip·a·rous (fĭ-sĭp'ər-əs)
adj.
Reproducing or propagating by fission.

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They might also improve the quality of government across the fissiparous archipelago.
Blanket negativity provides cover for otherwise fissiparous views.
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