(Sci"ous) a. [L. scius.] Knowing; having knowledge. "Brutes may be and are scious." Coleridge.
(||Sci`re fa"ci*as) (si`re fa"shi*as). [L., do you cause to know.] (Law) A judicial writ, founded
upon some record, and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing it
should not have advantage of such record, or (as in the case of scire facias to repeal letters patent)
why the record should not be annulled or vacated. Wharton. Bouvier.
(Scir"rhoid) a. [Scirrhus + -oid.] Resembling scirrhus. Dunglison.
(Scir*rhos"i*ty) n. (Med.) A morbid induration, as of a gland; state of being scirrhous.
(Scir"rhous) a. [NL. scirrhosus.] (Med.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as,
scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease. [Written also skirrhous.]
(Scir"rhus) n.; pl. L. Scirrhi E. Scirrhuses [NL., from L. scirros, Gr. fr. hard.] (Med.) (a)
An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland. [Obs.] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard,
translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised. [Sometimes incorrectly
written schirrus; written also skirrhus.]
(Scis`ci*ta"tion) n. [L. sciscitatio, fr. sciscitari to inquire, from sciscere to seek to know, v.
incho. from scire to know.] The act of inquiring; inquiry; demand. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Scise) v. i. [L. scindere, scissum, to cut, split.] To cut; to penetrate. [Obs.]
The wicked steel scised deep in his right side.Fairfax.
(Scis"sel) n. [Cf. Scissile.]
1. The clippings of metals made in various mechanical operations.
2. The slips or plates of metal out of which circular blanks have been cut for the purpose of coinage.
(Scis"si*ble) a. [L. scindere, scissum, to split.] Capable of being cut or divided by a sharp
instrument. [R.] Bacon.
(Scis"sil) n. See Scissel.
(Scis"sile) a. [L. scissilis, fr. scindere, scissum, to cut, to split: cf. F. scissile. See Schism.]
Capable of being cut smoothly; scissible. [R.] Arbuthnot.
(Scis"sion) n. [L. scissio, fr. scindere, scissum, to cut, to split: cf. F. scission.] The act of
dividing with an instrument having a sharp edge. Wiseman.
(Scis`si*par"i*ty) n. [L. scissus (p. p. of scindere to split) + parere to bring forth: cf. F.
scissiparité.] (Biol.) Reproduction by fission.
(Scis"sor) v. t. To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors. Massinger.