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fissure

FIS'SURE, n. fish'ure. [L. fissura, from findo, to split.]

1. A cleft; a narrow chasm made by the parting of any substance; a longitudinal opening; as the fissure of a rock.

2. In surgery, a crack or slit in a bone, either transversely or longitudinally, by means of external force.

3. In anatomy, a deep, narrow sulcus, or depression, dividing the anterior and middle lobes of the cerebrum on each side.

FIS'SURE, v.t. To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.




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FIS'SURE, n. fish'ure. [L. fissura, from findo, to split.]

1. A cleft; a narrow chasm made by the parting of any substance; a longitudinal opening; as the fissure of a rock.

2. In surgery, a crack or slit in a bone, either transversely or longitudinally, by means of external force.

3. In anatomy, a deep, narrow sulcus, or depression, dividing the anterior and middle lobes of the cerebrum on each side.

FIS'SURE, v.t. To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.


FIS'SURE, n. [fish'ure; Fr. from L. fissura, from findo, to split.]

  1. A cleft; a narrow chasm made by the parting of any substance; a longitudinal opening; as, the fissure of a rock.
  2. In surgery, a crack or slit in a bone, either transversely or longitudinally, by means of external force. Encyc.
  3. In anatomy, a deep, narrow sulcus, or depression, dividing the anterior and middle lobes of the cerebrum on each side. Coxe.

FIS'SURE, v.t.

To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture. Wiseman.


Fis"sure
  1. A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock.

    Cerebral fissures (Anat.), the furrows or clefts by which the surface of the cerebrum is divided; esp., the furrows first formed by the infolding of the whole wall of the cerebrum. -- Fissure needle (Surg.), a spiral needle for catching together the gaping lips of wounds. Knight. -- Fissure of rolando (Anat.), the furrow separating the frontal from the parietal lobe in the cerebrum. -- Fissure of Sylvius (Anat.), a deep cerebral fissure separating the frontal from the temporal lobe. See Illust. under Brain. -- Fissure vein (Mining), a crack in the earth's surface filled with mineral matter. Raymond.

  2. To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.
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Fissure

FIS'SURE, noun fish'ure. [Latin fissura, from findo, to split.]

1. A cleft; a narrow chasm made by the parting of any substance; a longitudinal opening; as the fissure of a rock.

2. In surgery, a crack or slit in a bone, either transversely or longitudinally, by means of external force.

3. In anatomy, a deep, narrow sulcus, or depression, dividing the anterior and middle lobes of the cerebrum on each side.

FIS'SURE, verb transitive To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.

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