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scissure

[sizh-er, sish-] /ˈsɪʒ ər, ˈsɪʃ-/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a longitudinal cleft or opening.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< MF); < Latin scissūra, equivalent to sciss(us) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -ūra -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for scissure

scissure

/ˈsɪʒə; ˈsɪʃə/
noun
1.
(rare) a longitudinal cleft
Word Origin
C15: from Latin scissūra a rending, from Latin scindere to split
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scissure in Medicine

scissure scis·sure (sĭzh'ər, sĭsh'-)
n.
A split or opening in an organ or part.

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