adjective Etymology: Latin fissus, past participle of findere + English -parous Date: 1874 tending to break up into parts ; divisive <
fissiparous tendencies within a political party
fissiparousness noun

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  • Fissiparous — Fis*sip a*rous, a. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + parere to bring forth: cf. F. fissipare.] (Biol.) Reproducing by spontaneous fission. See {Fission}. {Fis*sip a*rous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fissiparous — fissiparous. См. размножающийся делением. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • fissiparous — [fi sip′ə rəs] adj. [< L fissus (see FISSION) + PAROUS] Biol. reproducing by fission …   English World dictionary

  • fissiparous — adj. [L. fissus, cleft; parere, to produce] Reproduction or propagation by fission …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fissiparous — fissiparously, adv. fissiparousness, n. /fi sip euhr euhs/, adj. reproducing by fission. [1825 35; FISSI + PAROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fissiparous — adjective /fɪˈsɪpərəs/ a) Factious, tending to break into pieces. b) Causing division or fragmenting something. Syn: factious, unstable, divisive, fragmenting See Also: fissile, fissiparism, oviparous …   Wiktionary

  • fissiparous — Reproducing or propagating by fission. [L. findo, pp. fissus, split, + pario, to produce] * * * fis·sip·a·rous fis ip ə rəs adj producing new biological units or individuals by fission * * * fis·sip·a·rous (fĭ sipґə rəs) [L. fissus …   Medical dictionary

  • fissiparous — fis·sip·a·rous || fɪ sɪpÉ™rÉ™s adj. dividing, splitting; reproducing by division …   English contemporary 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

  • fissiparous — fis·sip·a·rous …   English syllables

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