Fissure needle
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 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 of rolando — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fissure of Sylvius — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fissure vein — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerebral fissures — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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