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scission

[sizh-uh n, sish-] /ˈsɪʒ ən, ˈsɪʃ-/
noun
1.
a cutting, dividing, or splitting; division; separation.
2.
Chemistry, cleavage (def 7).
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin scissiōn- (stem of scissiō) a cutting, equivalent to sciss(us) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for scission

scission

/ˈsɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of cutting, splitting, or dividing
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin scissiō, from scindere to split
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Word Origin and History for scission
n.

"act of cutting or dividing," mid-15c., from French scission (14c.), from Late Latin scissionem (nominative scissio) "a cleaving, dividing," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin scindere "to cut" (see shed (v.)).

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scission in Medicine

scission scis·sion (sĭzh'ən, sĭsh'-)
n.

  1. A separation, division, or splitting, as in fission.

  2. See cleavage.

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