fissiparity

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fissiparity fis·si·par·i·ty (fĭs'ə-pār'ĭ-tē)
n.
See schizogenesis.

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fissiparity

noun
1. reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish 
2. the tendency to break into parts; "the fissiparity of religious sects" 
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