schisto-, schist-, schis-, -schisia, -scisis

(Greek: split, cleft)

mitoschisis
retinoschisis (s), retinoschises (pl)
1. Degeneration of the retina causing splitting and the formation of cysts between retinal layers.
2. Degenerative splitting of the retina into separate layers
schism (s) (noun), schisms (pl)
1. A separation, split, or division between strongly opposed parties or individuals caused by differences of opinion or beliefs: There appears to be a schism among members of the political party because they can't seem to agree on who should be nominated for the next election.

The local church was divided by a schism about whether women should be allowed to become ministers or preachers.

2. Etymology: from Middle English and then from Old French schisme via church Latin from Greek skhisma, "cleft, split"; from skhizein, "to split".
A separation, a division, or a discord between people.
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