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Definition of "scission" []

  • The act of cutting or severing; division or fission. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scission" in a sentence
  • "The second scission occurs when a protease uses an unusual active site within the hydrophobic lipid environment to recognize and cleave the truncated target protein, releasing both the lumenal fragment and the cytoplasmic domain from the membrane."
  • "Royalism, make solemn final 'scission' from an Assembly given up to faction; and depart, shaking the dust off their feet."
  • "Lt.Col. Jaguar has never created any scission (sic), any looting nor movement of his forces."