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From Ancient Greek σχίσις (skhísis). A modern coinage used in medicine.


schisis (plural schises)

  1. (medicine) separation, cleft
    • 2011, Elias I. Traboulsi (ed.), Genetic Diseases of the Eye, 2nd edition, page 137
      In patients with associated maculopathy, OCT demonstrates a retinal detachment with a typical convex schisis of the outer retinal layer in most patients.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word schisis may also combine with an anatomical prefix to denote a particular sort of clefting.
    palatoschisis (cleft of the palate)