Fissure

Definition of Fissure

Fis´sure
n.1.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 cerebrum.
Fissure needle
(Surg.) a spiral needle for catching together the gaping lips of wounds.
Fissure of rolando
(Anat.) the furrow separating the frontal from the parietal lobe in the cerebrum.
- Knight.
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.
v. t.1.To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.

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