fissiparity


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reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish

the tendency to break into parts

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Fissiparity, asexual reproduction in which an individual divides in two and regenerates missing parts, occurs in 34 of the 2,000 species of brittle star (Emson & Wilkie 1980).