Fissure
Fissure Fis"sure, v. t. To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture. [1913 Webster]

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  • fissure — [ fisyr ] n. f. • 1314, rare av. XVIIIe; lat. fissura, de fissus, p. p. de findere « fendre » ♦ Petite fente. ⇒ cassure, crevasse, scissure. Fissure d un mur, d une cloison. ⇒ lézarde. « Un encadrement que le temps avait rayé par des fissures… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fissure — Fis sure, n. [L. fissura, fr. findere, fissum, to cleave, split; akin to E. bite: cf. F. fissure.] A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock. [1913 Webster] {Cerebral fissures} (Anat.), the furrows …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fissure — c.1400, from O.Fr. fissure (13c.) and directly from L. fissura a cleft, from root of findere to split, cleave, from PIE *bhi n d , from root *bheid to split (Cf. Skt. bhinadmi I cleave, O.H.G. bizzan to bite, O.E. bita a piece bitten off, mo …   Etymology dictionary

  • fissure — [fish′ər] n. [ME < OFr < L fissura < fissus: see FISSION] 1. a long, narrow, deep cleft or crack 2. a dividing or breaking into parts 3. Anat. a groove between lobes or parts of an organ, as in the brain 4. Med. a break or ulceration… …   English World dictionary

  • Fissure — Fissure. См. Волосная трещина. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • fissure — index break (fracture), force (break), part (separate), rift (gap), sever …   Law dictionary

  • fissure — Crack, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cranny, chink Analogous words: *break, gap: *breach, split, rent, rupture, rift …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fissure — ► NOUN ▪ a long, narrow crack. ► VERB ▪ split; crack. ORIGIN Latin fissura, from findere to split …   English terms dictionary

  • Fissure — In anatomy, fissure (Latin fissura , Plural fissurae ) is a groove, natural division, deep furrow, cleft, or tear in various parts of the body.AnatomyVarious types of anatomical fissure are:Brain* Fissure of Bichat : found below the corpus… …   Wikipedia

  • fissure — (fi ssu r ) s. f. 1°   Petite fente, crevasse. Les fissures d un mur, d un vase, d un terrain. La lumière pénétrait par une fissure de la cloison.    Fig. •   Je sais que, malgré les barrières immenses qu on entasse sans cesse autour de moi, on… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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