Scissiparity
Scissiparity Scis`si*par"i*ty, n. [L. scissus (p. p. of scindere to split) + parere to bring forth: cf. F. scissiparit['e].] (Biol.) Reproduction by fission. [1913 Webster]

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  • scissiparity — SYN: schizogenesis. [L. scissio, cleavage, + pario, to bring forth] …   Medical dictionary

  • scissiparity — scis·si·par·i·ty …   English syllables

  • scissiparity — ˌsisəˈparəd.ē, ˌsizə noun Etymology: Latin scissus (past participle) + English i + parity (parous condition) : schizogenesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alternate generation — Generation Gen er*a tion, n. [OE. generacioun, F. g[ e]n[ e]ration, fr.L. generatio.] 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. [1913 Webster] 2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Generation — Gen er*a tion, n. [OE. generacioun, F. g[ e]n[ e]ration, fr.L. generatio.] 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. [1913 Webster] 2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spontaneous generation — Generation Gen er*a tion, n. [OE. generacioun, F. g[ e]n[ e]ration, fr.L. generatio.] 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals. [1913 Webster] 2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • schizogenesis — Reproduction by fission. SYN: fissiparity, scissiparity. [schizo + G. genesis, origin] * * * schizo·gen·e·sis (skiz″o jenґə sis) fission (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

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