Noun(1) a long narrow depression in a surface(2) a long narrow opening(3) (anatomy
Verb(1) break into fissures or fine cracks
(1) A chest radiograph shows right pleural wall thickening following the contour of the minor fissure consistent with right pleural effusion.(2) The surgery went for eight hours; it was complicated by tentacles wrapped around the optic nerve and extending into the choroidal fissure which is the groove on the surface of the optic stalk.(3) The inferior surfaces of the frontal lobes are separated from those of the temporal lobes by the lateral fissure .(4) Suddenly a fissure runs through the group of contented 40-year-olds at the hub of the narrative.(5) He ran his hand over a small fissure in the rock floor.(6) Passing through a massive fissure in the rock, you enter a canyon that runs through to open water.(7) a fissure between philosophy and reality(8) The same can be true of ideological differences, with the personal rivalry in place long before the policy fissure that maps on to it.(9) He found himself following a main fissure down through the rock, the only one wide enough to admit him.(10) She pointed to a fissure in the rock a few feet above her.(11) It was a fissure filling of Paleozoic, probably Permian, age.(12) the fissure between private sector business and the newly expanding public sector(13) In these types of deposits, gold and silver are precipitated by hot springs in fissures , faults, and explosive breccias in the upper portions of the mineral system.(14) There are vertical walls with jagged buttresses, sweeping canyons, arches, narrow gullies and fissures in the rock that develop into caves at the waterline.(15) Illuminating fissures and fault lines began to appear.(16) The fruit is elongated, its green skin fissured by the hexagonal boundaries of the sections and covered with spikes.
(1) anal fissure :: anale fissuur
(2) palpebral fissure :: palpebral groef
(3) longitudinal fissure :: longitudinale groef
1. opening ::
2. scissure ::
3. chap ::
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