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See also: fissuré
From Middle English fissure, from Old French fissure, from Latin fissūra (“a cleft, chink”), from findō (“to cleave, split, divide”) + -tūra (nominal suffix).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɪʃ.ə/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɪʃ.ɚ/, /ˈfɪʒ.ɚ/
- Homophones: Fischer, Fisher, fisher, phisher
- Rhymes: -ɪʃə(ɹ)
fissure (plural fissures)
- A long, narrow crack or opening made by breaking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.
- Hyponym: microfissure
- 1960 April, J. P. Wilson; E. N. C. Haywood, “The route through the Peak—Derby to Manchester: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 224:
- After Miller's Dale Junction, the main Derby-Manchester line crosses the Wye for the last time and turns north-west up Great Rocks Dale, a natural fissure several miles long.
- (anatomy) A groove, deep furrow, elongated cleft or tear between body parts or in the substance of an organ; a sulcus.
- (anatomy) A break or slit in tissue usually at the junction of skin and mucous membrane.
- A state of incompatibility or disagreement.
- Synonym: schism
crack or opening
fissure (third-person singular simple present fissures, present participle fissuring, simple past and past participle fissured)
- fissured (adjective)
- fissuring (noun)
- “fissure”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “fissure”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
Inherited from Old French, borrowed from Latin fissūra.
fissure f (plural fissures)
- inflection of fissurer:
- “fissure”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Old French fissure, from Latin fissūra.
fissure (Late Middle English, rare)
- English: fissure
- “fissūre, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
- inflection of fissurar:
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