[ sizh-er, sish- ]
/ ˈsɪʒ ər, ˈsɪʃ- /
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a longitudinal cleft or opening.
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Origin of scissure
1350–1400; Middle English (< MF); <Latin scissūra, equivalent to sciss(us) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -ūra-ure
Words nearby scissure
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British Dictionary definitions for scissure
/ (ˈsɪʒə, ˈsɪʃə) /
rare a longitudinal cleft
Word Origin for scissure
C15: from Latin scissūra a rending, from Latin scindere to split
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Medical definitions for scissure
[ sĭzh′ər, sĭsh′- ]
A split or opening in an organ or part.
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