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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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    July 24, 2008

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