-schi·sis | \ skəsə̇s \
plural -schises\-skəˌsēz \ also -schisises

Definition of -schisis 

: breaking up of attachments or adhesions : fissure gastroschisis

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History and Etymology for -schisis

New Latin, from Greek schisis cleavage, from schizein to split

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