scissure

[ sizh-er, sish- ]
/ ˈsɪʒ ər, ˈsɪʃ- /

noun Archaic.

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
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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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Medical definitions for scissure

scissure
[ sĭzhər, sĭsh- ]

n.

A split or opening in an organ or part.
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