Scissure meaning

sĭzhər, sĭsh-
A split or opening in an organ or part.
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A cleft or opening, either natural or made by cutting.
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A split or opening in an organ or part.
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Origin of scissure

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin scissūra from scissus past participle of scindere to split scission

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

  • Late Latin *scissura (“fissure") (compare Italian scissura), from Latin scissurus (“about to split"), from scindo (“I split").

    From Wiktionary