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Definitions of fissure

  1. a long narrow depression in a surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a long narrow opening Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. break into fissures or fine cracks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A cleft or crack; a narrow opening. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To break or crack. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To cleave; separate in cracks. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. A furrow, cleft, or slit; for the normal anatomical fissures see fissura, and for most of the brain fissures, sulcus. 2. In dentistry a break or fault in the enamel of a tooth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. A groove or crack. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. A narrow opening or chasm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A cleft; slit; narrow opening. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To crack; split. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A narrow opening; cleft; crevice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A cleft; a narrow chasm or opening; a deep narrow sulcus or depression, dividing the anterior and middle lobes of the cerebrum on each side. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To cleave; to crack or fracture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A crack or cleft; a slit from the parting asunder of any substance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. To open as a fissure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. A cleft, deep groove, or furrow dividing an organ into lobes, or sub-dividing and separating certain areas of the lobes. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  21. [Latin] A cleft, deep groove, or furrow dividing an organ into lobes, or subdividing and separating certain areas of the lobes; sulcus. na
  22. fish'[=u]r, n. a narrow opening or chasm: a cleft, slit, or furrow: any groove or sulcus, esp. one of the furrows on the surface of the brain, as the longitudinal fissure separating the hemispheres.--adj. FISS'[=U]RED, cleft, divided. [Fr.,--L. fiss[=u]ra, from find[)e]re, fissum, to cleave.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Fissure has various acceptations: 1. A fracture, Catag'ma fissu'ra, in which the bone is cracked, not separated, as in fracture; 2. A narrow, long, and superficial solution of continuity, around the external openings of the mucous membranes. A sort of chap-( F.) Gercure-observed on the hands, particularly on the callous hands, of workmen, in certain mechanical employments; 3. Small chapped ulcerations, sometimes noticed in young children, owing to the contact of the faeces and urine with the fine, delicate skin of the thighs, nates, and genital organs; 4. Clefts of a more or less deep nature, occurring on the genital organs in the vicinity of the anus, in those labouring under syphilis. These are usually called rhagades. See Monster Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. [Latin] A crack; a linear opening in a surface, especially that of the skin, produced by tension made by muscular contractions or in other ways upon the parts when the latter are abnormally brittle; also a crack or cracking of other parts, as F. of the bones, F. of the nipples. F. of the anus, a minute f. in the mucous membrane of the anus; characterized by extreme pain in defecation. Remedied by forcible stretching of the sphincter ani under ether. na
  25. Cleft made by splitting or separation of parts; (Bot., Anat.) narrow opening in organ &c., esp. depression between convolutions of brain; cleavage; (vb) split (t. & i.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. A narrow slit or cleft. American pocket medical dictionary.
  27. A cleft or narrow slit, made by the parting or division of a structure or by a narrow infolding of its surface. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. [Latin] A cleft; a longitudinal opening. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. A cleft, a narrow chasm where a breach has been made. Complete Dictionary

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