scission

[sizh-uh n, sish-]
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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

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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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

[sĭzhən, sĭsh-]

n.

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