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noun Anatomy.
  1. a notch, as in a bone or other structure.
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Origin of incisure

From the Latin word incīsūra, dating back to 1590–1600. See incise, -ure
Related formsin·cis·ur·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for incisure

Historical Examples

  • When neither head, trunk, nor abdomen are separated by any incisure or suture.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • Incisure: an impressed line marking the junction of two segments: an incision.

  • When parts usually separate are distinguished neither by incisure, segment, nor suture.

British Dictionary definitions for incisure


  1. anatomy an incision or notch in an organ or part
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Derived Formsincisural, adjective
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incisure in Medicine


  1. An indentation at the edge of a structure; a notch.
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Related formsin•cisu•ral adj.
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