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Pronunciation: di-sish'un


  1. Incision or cutting through a part.
  2. In ophthalmology, opening of the capsule and breaking up of the cortex of the lens with a needle knife or laser.

[L. di- scindo, pp. -scissus, to tear asunder]

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