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- 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.
the act of division
scission f (plural scissions)