fissiparity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fissiparity the tendency to break into parts "the fissiparity of religious sects"
    • n fissiparity reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fissiparity (Biol) Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fissiparity Same as fissiparism.
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Usage

In literature:

Fissiparous: applied to that form of asexual generation in which the parent divides; each part becoming a new individual.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Therefore, in all cases of fissiparous division, the seat or origin of the process is the nucleus.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
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