Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as fissiparism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism.

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  • noun biology The quality of being fissiparous.

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  • noun reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish
  • noun the tendency to break into parts

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  • oooh... ooohhh, what a nice word....

    July 16, 2008

  • It sounds like it has a slow leak.

    July 22, 2008

  • "saddened by the fissiparity of torilla chips, bestiary decided she was not in the mood for salsa after all."

    i likes this.

    July 24, 2008

  • pssst! bestiary! c'mere.... *whispers*: what are torilla chips?

    July 24, 2008

  • shhh! they're, um. it's a brand of tortilla chips manufactured by the corn camarilla!

    July 24, 2008

  • Ahh... I see. can I have one?

    July 24, 2008