scission

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Via Middle English and Old French, from Late Latin scissio, scissionem, from Latin scindere.

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scission (countable and uncountable, plural scissions)

  1. The act of division, separation, cutting, cleaving, or severing; cleavage.
    • 2012, Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Loose-leaf Version for Molecular Cell Biology, page 455:
      The resulting delamination of the two lipid monolayers causes a “lens” to form, the further growth of which creates a spherical droplet that is then released by scission at the neck.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Old French, from Late Latin scissio, scissionem, from Latin scindere.

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  • IPA(key): /si.sjɔ̃/
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scission f (plural scissions)

  1. schism

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