Definition of scissiparity in English:

scissiparity

noun

Biology
  • The property of being scissiparous; a tendency to split into two distinct parts.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From classical Latin sciss-, past participial stem of scindere scind + -i- + parity, after scissiparous and perhaps also French scissiparité.

Pronunciation

scissiparity

/ˌsɪsɪˈparɪti/