incisure

[in-sizh-er]
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noun Anatomy.

a notch, as in a bone or other structure.

Nearby words

  1. incisively,
  2. incisor,
  3. incisor canal,
  4. incisors,
  5. incisory,
  6. incite,
  7. incitement,
  8. incitive,
  9. incivil,
  10. incivility

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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British Dictionary definitions for incisure

incisure

noun

anatomy an incision or notch in an organ or part
Derived Formsincisural, adjective

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Medicine definitions for incisure

incisure

[ĭn-sīzhər]

n.

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


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