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characterized by divisive tendencies; the propensity to divide or break away from a larger body or group1868The Variation of Animals and Plants Under DomesticationSuch cases as that of the Hydra are evidently analogous to the spontaneous division or fissiparous generation of the lowest animals, and likewise to the budding of plants.1911Proportional RepresentationIn such circumstances parties necessarily give place to groups, and the fissiparous tendency is most apparent where party discipline is most rigid.1934A Backward GlanceMay not the matchless beauty of an ancient rite have protected our ancestors from what Huxley called the 'fissiparous tendency of the Protestant sects,'…2003The History of Middle EarthEvil is fissiparous.