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An adaptation of the New Latin fissiparus, from fissus (split”, “cleft) + pariō (I bring forth) by mistaken analogy with vīviparus.

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  • IPA(key): /fɪˈsɪpəɹəs/
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fissiparous (comparative more fissiparous, superlative most fissiparous)

  1. Factious, tending to break into pieces
  2. Causing division or fragmenting something (often appearing in the collocation "fissiparous tendencies").
  3. (biology) Of cells that reproduce through fission, splitting into two.
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