scissure

[ sizh-er, sish- ]
/ ˈsɪʒ ər, ˈsɪʃ- /

noun Archaic.

a longitudinal cleft or opening.

Nearby words

  1. scissors jack,
  2. scissors kick,
  3. scissors truss,
  4. scissortail,
  5. scissura,
  6. scituate,
  7. sciurid,
  8. sciurine,
  9. sciuroid,
  10. scivvy

Origin of scissure

1350–1400; Middle English (< MF); < Latin scissūra, equivalent to sciss(us) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -ūra -ure

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British Dictionary definitions for scissure

scissure

/ (ˈsɪʒə, ˈsɪʃə) /

noun

rare a longitudinal cleft

Word Origin for scissure

C15: from Latin scissūra a rending, from Latin scindere to split

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Medicine definitions for scissure

scissure

[ sĭzhər, sĭsh- ]

n.

A split or opening in an organ or part.

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