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crevice

[krev-is]
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noun
  1. a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.

Origin of crevice

1300–50; Middle English crevace < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to crev(er) to crack (< Latin crepāre) + -ace noun suffix
Related formscrev·iced, adjective
Can be confusedcrevice crevasse
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British Dictionary definitions for crevice

crevice

noun
  1. a narrow fissure or crack; split; cleft

Word Origin

C14: from Old French crevace, from crever to burst, from Latin crepāre to crack
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Word Origin and History for crevice

n.

mid-14c., from Old French crevace (12c., Modern French crevasse) "gap, rift, crack" (also, vulgarly, "the female pudenda"), from Vulgar Latin *crepacia, from Latin crepare "to crack, creak;" meaning shifted from the sound of breaking to the resulting fissure.

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crevice in Medicine

crevice

(krĕvĭs)
n.
  1. A narrow crack, fissure, or cleft.
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