Fissiparity Fis`si*par"i*ty, n. (Biol.) Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism. [1913 Webster]

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  • fissiparity — noun 1. reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish • Hypernyms: ↑asexual reproduction, ↑agamogenesis 2. the tendency to break into parts the fissiparity of religious sects • Hypernyms: ↑divisibility… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fissiparity — SYN: schizogenesis. [L. fissio, cleaving, fr. findo, to cleave, + pario, to bring forth] …   Medical dictionary

  • Brittle star — Temporal range: 488.2–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

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

  • fissiparous — [fɪ sɪp(ə)rəs] adjective 1》 inclined to cause or undergo fission. 2》 Biology (of an organism) reproducing by fission. Derivatives fissiparity noun fissiparousness noun Origin C19: from L. fissus, past participle of findere split , on the pattern… …   English new terms dictionary

  • asexual reproduction — noun reproduction without the fusion of gametes • Syn: ↑agamogenesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑agamogenetic (for: ↑agamogenesis) • Hypernyms: ↑reproduction …   Useful english dictionary

  • divisibility — noun the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons • Hypernyms: ↑quality • Hyponyms: ↑fissiparity …   Useful english dictionary

  • fissiparous — adj. 1 Biol. reproducing by fission. 2 tending to split. Derivatives: fissiparity n. fissiparously adv. fissiparousness n. Etymology: L fissus past part. (as FISSURE) after viviparous …   Useful english dictionary

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