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a cutting, dividing, or splitting; division; separation.
Chemistry. cleavage (def 7).
the act or an instance of cutting, splitting, or dividing

scission scis·sion (sĭzh’ən, sĭsh’-)

A separation, division, or splitting, as in fission.

See cleavage.


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