Origin of scissureMiddle English ; from Classical Latin scissura ; from scindere, to cut: see science
Origin of scissureMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin sciss&umacron;ra, from scissus, past participle of scindere, to split; see scission.
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Late Latin *scissura (“fissure") (compare Italian scissura), from Latin scissurus (“about to split"), from scindo (“I split").