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fissure Explained

fissure at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fissure at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1400, from O.Fr. fissure, from L. fissura "a cleft," from root of findere "to split." ///

fissure at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: Latin; FISSION]// a deep crack, especially in rock or earth//

fissure at French => English Of Explained:

chap, chasm, column, crack, jag, rip, tear

fissure at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

209 Moby Thesaurus words for "fissure":
abysm, abyss, amputate, arachnoid, arbor vitae, archipallium,
arroyo, ax, between brain, bisect, box canyon, brain stem, breach,
break, break open, break up, breakage, broach, burst, bust,
butcher, caesura, canyon, carve, cavity, cerebellar hemispheres,
cerebellum, cerebral cortex, cerebrospinal fluid, cerebrum,
cessation, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, chip, chop, cleave,
cleft, cleuch, clough, col, come apart, come unstuck, convolution,
corpus callosum, corpus striatum, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny,
crevasse, crevice, cut, cut away, cut in two, cut off, cut open,
cwm, defile, dell, dichotomize, diencephalon, dike, disintegrate,
dispart, dissever, ditch, divaricate, divide, donga, draw,
dura mater, endbrain, excavation, excise, exfoliate,
fall to pieces, fault, flaw, flume, fly open, folia, forebrain,
fornix, fracture, frontal lobe, furrow, gap, gape, gash, give away,
give way, glial cells, globus pallidus, gorge, gray matter, groove,
gulch, gulf, gully, gyrus, hack, halve, hew, hiatus, hindbrain,
hippocampus, hole, hypothalamus, incise, incision, interim,
intermission, interruption, interval, jigsaw, joint, kloof, lacuna,
lance, lay open, leak, lenticular nucleus, letup, limbic lobe,
little brain, lobe, lull, mantle, medulla oblongata, meninges,
mesencephalon, metencephalon, midbrain, moat, myelencephalon,
neopallium, notch, nullah, occipital lobe, ope, open, open up,
opening, optic chiasm, pallium, pare, parietal lobe, part, pass,
passage, pause, pia mater, pineal body, pituitary body, pons,
prune, ravine, rend, rent, reticular system, rhombencephalon, rift,
rime, rip, rive, rupture, saw, scale, schism, scissor, scissure,
seam, separate, sever, slash, slice, slit, slot, snap, snip,
splinter, split, spread, spread out, spring a leak, spring open,
start, subthalamus, sunder, suspension, swing open, tap, tear,
tear open, telencephalon, temporal lobe, thalamus, throw open,
trench, valley, ventricle, vermis, void, wadi, white matter,

fissure at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disjunction): disjunction, disconnection, disunity, disunion, disassociation, disengagement, discontinuity, abstraction, isolation, separateness, disjecta membra , dispersion, apportionment, separation, parting, detachment, segregation, divorce, caesura, break, fracture, division, subdivision, rupture, dismemberment, dislocation, severance, scission, rescission, laceration, disruption, section, resection, cleavage, fission, fissure, breach, rent, split, rift, crack, slit, incision, dissection, decomposition.

[N] (Interval): interval, separation, break, gap, opening, hole, chasm, hiatus, caesura, interruption, interregnum, interstice, lacuna, cleft, mesh, crevice, chink, slit, slot, crevasse, fissure, rift, flaw, breach, rent, gash, cut, leak.

fissure at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(technical) a long deep crack in sth, especially in rock or in the earth:
parched grassland dissected by open dry fissures
fissured adjective:
fissured rock / terrain

Fissure at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

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.

{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

{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.

fissure at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : break into fissures or fine cracks

n 1: a long narrow depression in a surface [syn: {crevice}, {cranny},
{crack}, {chap}]
2: a long narrow opening [syn: {crack}, {cleft}, {crevice}, {scissure}]
3: (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ
into lobes

fissure at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /ˈfɪ.ʃɚ/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • a crack or opening, as in a rock


    Inter: trans-top » a crack or opening, as in a rock
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ճաք|tr=č̣ak’
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|цепнатина|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|пукнатина|f|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|裂縫|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|裂缝|tr=lièfèng|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|revne|c, Inter: t- » da|sprække|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|halkeama
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|fissure|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Riss|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|裂け目|tr=さけめ, sakeme|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|割れ目|tr=われめ, wareme|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|трещина|f|tr=tréščina, Inter: t+ » ru|расщелина|f|tr=rasščélina
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|расцеп|m
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|rascep|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grieta|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » fissur|es
  • To split forming fissures.


    * fussier

  • French


    * Inter: IPA » /fi.syʁ/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fi.syR/


    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • Inter: l » en|fissure


    Inter: fr-verb-for » m

  • Inter: conjugation of » fissurer||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » fissurer||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    2. Inter: conjugation of » fissurer||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    3. Inter: conjugation of » fissurer||3|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    4. Inter: conjugation of » fissurer||2|s|imp|lang=fr



    Inter: la-part-form » fissūre
  • Inter: inflection of » fissurus|fissūrus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: ar » fissure
    Translation: cs » fissure
    Translation: et » fissure
    Translation: el » fissure
    Translation: eo » fissure
    Translation: fa » fissure
    Translation: fr » fissure
    Translation: ko » fissure
    Translation: io » fissure
    Translation: id » fissure
    Translation: kn » fissure
    Translation: ku » fissure
    Translation: lt » fissure
    Translation: hu » fissure
    Translation: mg » fissure
    Translation: my » fissure
    Translation: pl » fissure
    Translation: ru » fissure
    Translation: fi » fissure
    Translation: sv » fissure
    Translation: ta » fissure
    Translation: te » fissure
    Translation: vi » fissure
    Translation: zh » fissure

    fissuré at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » fissure



    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=fissure
  • Inter: past participle of » fissurer|lang=fr|sort=fissure

  • Translation: fr » fissuré