Definition of Fissiparity

1. Noun. Reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish.




2. Noun. The tendency to break into parts. "The fissiparity of religious sects"
Generic synonyms: Divisibility

Definition of Fissiparity

1. n. Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism.

Definition of Fissiparity

1. Noun. (biology) The quality of being fissiparous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Fissiparity

1. Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fissiparity

fissionabilities
fissionability
fissionable
fissionables
fissional
fissioned
fissioning
fissionless
fissionlike
fissions
fissipalmate
fissipara
fissiparation
fissiparism
fissiparities
fissiparity (current term)
fissiparous
fissiparously
fissiparousness
fissipation
fissiped
fissiped mammal
fissipedal
fissipedia
fissipeds
fissirostres
fissive
fissle
fissled

Literary usage of Fissiparity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"The third process of reproduction, -viz., that by internal embryos, now remains to be considered. Like fissiparity, it is veiy general in all the Infusoria ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"... or by fissiparity). Amongst the non- capitate forms is ... Laube, in its calice, but not in its fissiparity, and it is allied to ..."

3. Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Geological Society of London by Geological Society of London (1881)
"... and he himself noticed a specimen amongst those brought by Mr. Tomes in which there was budding high up, and a tendency to fissiparity. ..."

4. Publication by Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"The young corallites arising by fissiparity from the parent, which constitutes the ... The serial calices do not present any evidences of fissiparity. ..."

5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1876)
"fissiparity is common in the terminal calices, and they present short broken series. ... in its general shape and the fissiparity of the terminal calices ..."

6. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1897)
"Any form which increases by fissiparity or by ... and fissiparity are given in order to enable the student to form his own opinion on the systematic ..."

7. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"... increasing by fissiparity, separation occurring rapidly or serial growth persisting. ... Increase by fissiparity, with excess of serial growth. ..."

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