Fissure meaning

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A separation into subgroups or factions; a schism.
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The definition of a fissure is an opening in the Earth, or a disagreement or split on an issue.

A long and narrow crack in the earth that forms an opening is an example of a fissure.

When two members of a group have a disagreement and split on an issue, this is an example of a fissure.

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To form a crack or cleft or cause a crack or cleft in.
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The process of splitting or separating; division.
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(anatomy) A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.
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A long narrow opening; a crack or cleft.
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(medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
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To form a crack or cleft or cause a crack or cleft in.
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A long, narrow, deep cleft or crack.
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A dividing or breaking into parts.
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(anat.) A groove between lobes or parts of an organ, as in the brain.
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(med.) A break or ulceration where skin and mucous membrane join.

Anal fissure.

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To break into parts; crack or split apart.
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A long narrow opening; a crack or cleft.
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The process of splitting or separating; division.
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(anatomy) A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.
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(medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
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A long, narrow crack or opening in the face of a rock. Fissures are often filled with minerals of a different type from those in the surrounding rock.
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A crack or opening, as in a rock.
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To split forming fissures.
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Origin of fissure

  • Middle English cut from Old French from Latin fissūra from fissus split fissi–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French fissure, Latin fissura.

    From Wiktionary