- Scission is defined as the act of cutting or splitting.
An example of a scission is the process of slicing up a pizza.
Scission is the act of cutting this pizza.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Fr from Late Latin scissio from Classical Latin scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut from Indo-European base an unverified form skei- from source science
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin scissiō, scissiōn-, from Latin scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut, split; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
scission - Medical Definition
- A separation, division, or splitting, as in fission.
- See cleavage.