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[dih-sish-uh n] /dɪˈsɪʃ ən/
noun, Ophthalmology.
an incision of the lens of the eye, as for removal of cataract.
Origin of discission
1640-50; < Late Latin dīscissiōn- (stem of dīscissiō) division, separation, equivalent to Latin dīsciss(us) torn apart, past participle of dīscindere (dī- di-2 + scissus torn) + -iōn- -ion; see scission Unabridged
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(med) surgical incision, esp of a cataract
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discission in Medicine

discission dis·cis·sion (dĭ-sĭzh'ən)

  1. The incision of or cutting through a part.

  2. An operation for soft cataracts in which the crystalline capsule is opened and the substance of the crystalline lens is broken up to allow it to be absorbed.

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