Scissiparity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scissiparity (Biol) Reproduction by fission.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scissiparity In biology, schizogenesis; reproduction by fission; fissiparity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scissiparity reproduction by fission
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scissus,p. p. of scindere, to split) + parere, to bring forth: cf. F. scissiparité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formerly written cisors—O. Fr. cisoires, conn. with Fr. ciseaux, scissors, from Late L. cisorium, a cutting instrument—L. cædĕre, cæsum, to cut.