Fissure

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 Fissure — Fis sure, v. t. To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 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

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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 fissure — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY Elongated fractures or cracks on the slopes of a volcano. Fissure eruptions typically produce liquid flows, but pyroclastics may also be ejected. USGS PHOTO GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS In geology, a fissure is a …

    Glossary of volcanic terms

  • 13 Fissure — A cleft or groove. A fissure can be normal or abnormal. A fissure in the cerebral cortex is a normal feature. It is a deep fold that involves the entire thickness of the brain wall. A fissure in the anus is distinctly abnormal. It is a painful… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 FISSURE — n. f. Petite fente. Fissure de la peau. Les fissures que l’on remarque sur l’écorce de certains arbres. La fissure d’une muraille, d’une cloison. Voyez SCISSURE. En termes de Chirurgie, Fissure de l’anus, Ulcération allongée et superficielle… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 Fissure — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Fissure », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Fissure volcanique Fissure anale Fissure dans… …

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  • 16 FISSURE — s. f. Gerçure, petite fente, petite crevasse. Fissure de la peau. Les fissures que l on remarque sur l écorce de certains arbres. Voyez SCISSURE. FISSURE, en termes de Chirurgie, Fracture longitudinale d un os qui est seulement fêlé ou fendu. Les …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 fissure — n. 1) (in anatomy) a groove or cleft; e.g. the fissure of Sylvius is the groove that separates the temporal lobe of the brain from the frontal and parietal lobes. 2) (in pathology) a cleftlike defect in the skin or mucous membrane caused by some… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 18 fissure — UK [ˈfɪʃə(r)] / US [ˈfɪʃər] noun [countable] Word forms fissure : singular fissure plural fissures a long deep crack in something, especially the ground …

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  • 19 fissure — įtrūka statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. fissure; flaw vok. Riß, m rus. расщелина, f; трещина, f pranc. fissure, f …

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  • 20 fissure — fissural, adj. fissureless, adj. /fish euhr/, n., v., fissured, fissuring. n. 1. a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts. 2. cleavage (def. 1). 3. Anat. a natural division or groove in an organ, as in the brain. v.t. 4. to… …

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