fissiparity


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fissiparity

(ˌfɪsɪˈpærətɪ)
n
the quality of being fissiparous
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Noun1.fissiparity - reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
2.fissiparity - the tendency to break into parts; "the fissiparity of religious sects"
divisibility - the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons
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They chose, instead, to govern or, more accurately ungovern, in drama-drama of endlessly flippant blame games, ceaselessly brazen falsehoods, tedious propaganda, unremorseful bigotry, hemorrhaging of the economy, crippling national fissiparity, in-your-face hypocrisy and fraud, setting the bar of governance to the lowest imaginable watermark, and embarrassing idiocy at the highest reaches of government.
Larger nations can assimilate better such tendencies with its stronger core whose heavier weight is strong enough to keep fissiparity at the fringes without impacting the larger structure.
Fissiparity is a frequent and interesting mode of asexual reproduction that is widespread in freshwater planarians that have no sexual apparatus; hence the term, fissiparous.