crevice

[ krev-is ]
/ ˈkrɛv ɪs /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM crevice

crev·iced, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH crevice

crevice crevasse
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British Dictionary definitions for crevice

crevice
/ (ˈkrɛvɪs) /

noun

a narrow fissure or crack; split; cleft

Word Origin for crevice

C14: from Old French crevace, from crever to burst, from Latin crepāre to crack
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Medicine definitions for crevice

crevice
[ krĕvĭs ]

n.

A narrow crack, fissure, or cleft.
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