scission

[ sizh-uh n, sish- ]
/ ˈsɪʒ ən, ˈsɪʃ- /

noun

a cutting, dividing, or splitting; division; separation.
Chemistry. cleavage(def 7).

Origin of scission

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

the act or an instance of cutting, splitting, or dividing

Word Origin for scission

C15: from Late Latin scissiō, from scindere to split
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Medicine definitions for scission

scission

[ sĭzhən, sĭsh- ]

n.

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