Origin of fissiparousfrom Classical Latin fissus (see fission) + -parous
- Reproducing by biological fission.
- Tending to break up into parts or break away from a main body; factious.
(comparative more fissiparous, superlative most fissiparous)
An adaptation of the New Latin fissiparus, from fissus (“split”, “cleft”) + pariō (“I bring forth”) by mistaken analogy with vīviparus.