fissure

See also: fissuré

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French fissure, Latin fissura.

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fissure (plural fissures)

  1. A crack or opening, as in a rock.
    • 1960 April, J. P. Wilson and E. N. C. Haywood, “The route through the Peak - Derby to Manchester: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 224:
      After Miller's Dale Junction, the main Derby-Manchester line crosses the Wye for the last time and turns north-west up Great Rocks Dale, a natural fissure several miles long.
  2. (anatomy) A groove, deep furrow, elongated cleft, or tear; a sulcus.

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fissure (third-person singular simple present fissures, present participle fissuring, simple past and past participle fissured)

  1. To split, forming fissures.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, borrowed from Latin fissura.

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NounEdit

fissure f (plural fissures)

  1. fissure

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VerbEdit

fissure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fissurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fissurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fissurer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fissurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of fissurer

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

fissūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of fissūrus

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

fissure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of fissurar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of fissurar
  3. first-person singular imperative of fissurar
  4. third-person singular imperative of fissurar