Meaning of scissiparous in English:


Pronunciation /sɪˈsɪp(ə)rəs/


  • Originally: (Biology) of or relating to reproduction by means of fission; (of an organism) reproducing by such means; = "fissiparous"; (now rare). In later use also generally: tending to split into two quite separate parts; characterized by such splitting.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. From classical Latin sciss-, past participial stem of scindere scind + -i- + -parous, after French scissipare.