scissure

scissure

[sizh-er, sish-]
noun Archaic.
a longitudinal cleft or opening.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (< MF); < Latin scissūra, equivalent to sciss(us) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -ūra -ure

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scissure (ˈsɪʒə, ˈsɪʃə)
 
n
rare a longitudinal cleft
 
[C15: from Latin scissūra a rending, from Latin scindere to split]

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

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