- a longitudinal cleft or opening.
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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- rare a longitudinal cleft
C15: from Latin scissūra a rending, from Latin scindere to split
- A split or opening in an organ or part.
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