fissura

[ fĭ-surə, -shurə ]

n. pl. fis•su•rae (-surē, -shurē)

A deep fissure, cleft, or slit.
A particularly deep sulcus of the surface of the brain or spinal cord.

Nearby words

  1. fissipalmate,
  2. fissiparity,
  3. fissiparous,
  4. fissiped,
  5. fissirostral,
  6. fissure,
  7. fissure eruption,
  8. fissure of rolando,
  9. fissure of round ligament,
  10. fissure of sylvius


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