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Fissure \Fis"sure\, n. [L. fissura, fr. findere, fissum, to cleave, split; akin to E. bite: cf. F. fissure.] A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock. [1913 Webster]

     {Cerebral fissures} (Anat.), the furrows or clefts by which the surface of the cerebrum is divided; esp., the furrows first formed by the infolding of the whole wall of the cerebrum.

     {Fissure needle} (Surg.), a spiral needle for catching together the gaping lips of wounds. --Knight.

     {Fissure of rolando} (Anat.), the furrow separating the frontal from the parietal lobe in the cerebrum.

     {Fissure of Sylvius} (Anat.), a deep cerebral fissure separating the frontal from the temporal lobe. See Illust. under {Brain}.

     {Fissure vein} (Mining), a crack in the earth's surface filled with mineral matter. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fissure \Fis"sure\, v. t.
     To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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