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fissiparous

[fi-sip-er-uh s] /fɪˈsɪp ər əs/
adjective
1.
reproducing by fission.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; fissi- + -parous
Related forms
fissiparously, adverb
fissiparousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fissiparous

fissiparous

/fɪˈsɪpərəs/
adjective
1.
(biology) reproducing by fission
2.
having a tendency to divide into groups or factions
Derived Forms
fissiparously, adverb
fissiparousness, noun
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fissiparous in Medicine

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

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