See also: fissuré

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A fissure in the ground.

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From Middle English fissure, from Old French fissure, from Latin fissūra (a cleft, chink), from findō (to cleave, split, divide) +‎ -tūra (nominal suffix).

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fissure (plural fissures)

  1. A long, narrow crack or opening made by breaking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.
    Hyponym: microfissure
    • 1960 April, J. P. Wilson, 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 between body parts or in the substance of an organ; a sulcus.
    Hyponyms: anal fissure, anterior median fissure, longitudinal fissure, orbital fissure, palpebral fissure, Rolandic fissure, sylvian fissure
  3. (anatomy) A break or slit in tissue usually at the junction of skin and mucous membrane.
  4. A state of incompatibility or disagreement.
    Synonym: schism

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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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French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old French, borrowed from Latin fissūra.

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fissure f (plural fissures)

  1. fissure
    Synonym: fente
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  • Persian: فیسور (fisur)
  • Romanian: fisură

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fissure

  1. inflection of fissurer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Latin

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fissūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of fissūrus

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Etymology

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From Old French fissure, from Latin fissūra.

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fissure (Late Middle English, rare)

  1. (anatomy) fissure, rupture
  2. (surgery) incision

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fissure

  1. inflection of fissurar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative