Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 1, 2014 – fissiparous
Posted on 05/01/2014 4:27:25 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
fissiparous \fih-SIP-uh-rus\ adjective
1. tending to break up into parts.
2. creating disunity or dissension : divisive.
The election for class president had a fissiparous effect on the school as students took sides for their favorite candidate.
"In Calvinism: A History, D.G. Hart shows how Protestantism's fissiparous nature has allowed it to adapt and, in some instances, transmogrify to fit local and personal needs."
From a book review by Michael P. Orsi in the Washington Times (Washington D.C.), December 12, 2013
When it first entered English in the 19th century, "fissiparous" was concerned with reproduction. In biology, a fissiparous organism is one that produces new individuals by fission; that is, by dividing into separate parts, each of which becomes a unique organism. (Most strains of bacteria do this.) Both "fissiparous" and "fission" trace back to Latin "findere" ("to split"). The second part of "fissiparous" is rooted in Latin "parere" ("to give birth to" or "to produce"). Other "parere" offspring refer to other forms of reproduction, including "oviparous" ("producing eggs that hatch outside the body") and "viviparous" ("producing living young instead of eggs"). By the end of the 19th century "fissiparous" had acquired a figurative meaning, describing something that breaks into parts or causes something else to break into parts.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
The next job I’m bidding has 13,000 cubic yards of granitic schist (rock) to drill and blast so we can remove it. Man, I hope this rock tends to be fissiparous.
She’s only about 7 years too late, the dummy.
You can almost see the remote control for TOTUS in Valerie Ferretface’s hand.
Glad i’m Norwegian. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150546/posts
Obama had promised unity for us
But he turned out to be fissiparous
Dividing the masses
Into two separate classes
By who has or does not have a uterus
he is a MESS.
sounds like the ONION! LOL!!!
i can’t even tell you what we are paying monthly for Chanel, bc i would vomit if i totaled it up.
xshub is up at Mohegan Sun for a work event, first time there. he said it’s pretty glitzy. There’s a golf event this AM and then meetings, and then he drives to Syracuse tomorrow bc the SU hockey team has a fundraiser golf tournament and their banquet this weekend. xsboy’s swan song.
With a name like that, it was only a matter of time.
Wow, weather sucks for golf this morning! They’ve got a really nice course, I’ve only played it a couple times when others are paying!
We’re just starting to get some green on the trees, several weeks behind you.
I don’t think they will be going to the 15” cups on their greens any time soon!
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