[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for discission

/ (dɪsˈsɪʒən) /


med surgical incision, esp of a cataract
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Medicine definitions for discission

[ dĭ-sĭzhən ]


The incision of or cutting through a part.
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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