ADJECTIVE: 1. Reproducing by biological fission. 2. Tending to break up into parts or break away from a main body; factious.This term seems to be a pet word of Christopher Tyerman’s. My sense of its stylistic appropriateness, however, is a bit different.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
fissiparous. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.: