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[sizh-er, sish-]
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noun Archaic.
  1. 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


  1. rare a longitudinal cleft
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Word Origin

C15: from Latin scissūra a rending, from Latin scindere to split
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scissure in Medicine


(sĭzhər, sĭsh-)
  1. A split or opening in an organ or part.
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