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Definition of Fissive
1. pertaining to nuclear fission [adj]
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Literary usage of Fissive
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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1890)
"If the spermatic body is produced through a protogynous process and from large cells simulating ova, the fissive tendency again finally obtains the upper ..."
2. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"The methods of fissive multiplication and of conjugation observed in the monads of this locomotive globe are essentially similar to those observed in ..."
3. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate ...by William Saville Kent by William Saville Kent (1882)
"... pointed free-swimming monads derived from the fissive process ; 29, a similarly derived monad adherent by its posterior extremity ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Here it would seem that the formation of many nuclei is merely an anticipation of the retarded fissive process. It is questionable how far we are justified ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Here it would seem that the formation of many nuclei is merely an anticipation of the retarded fissive process. ..."
6. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"... become encysted before it undergoes fissive multiplication, but the forms thus produced differ from the ..."