[dih-sish-uh n]

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
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British Dictionary definitions for discission


  1. med surgical incision, esp of a cataract
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discission in Medicine


  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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