Ab*scis"sion (#), n. [L. abscissio. See Abscind.]
The act or process of cutting off.
"Not to be cured without the abscission
of a member."
The state of being cut off.
Sir T. Browne.
A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more."
© Webster 1913.