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fissura in Medicine

fissura fis·su·ra (fĭ-sur'ə, -shur'ə)
n. pl. fis·su·rae (-sur'ē, -shur'ē)

  1. A deep fissure, cleft, or slit.

  2. A particularly deep sulcus of the surface of the brain or spinal cord.

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