from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy A split or opening in an organ or part.
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- n. A longitudinal opening made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A longitudinal opening in a body, made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A longitudinal opening in a body made by cutting; a cleft; a rent; a fissure; hence, a rupture, split, or division; a schism.
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- n. a long narrow opening
Platyrrhini proper, the only observation with which I am acquainted is due to Pansch, who found in the brain of a foetal Cebus Apella, in addition to the sylvian fissure and the deep calcarine fissure, only a very shallow antero-temporal fissure (scissure parallele of Gratiolet).
Let growe theyre here without cuttinge or scissure.
II, figs. 1, 2, 3, 4), the antero-temporal sulcus (scissure parallele) so characteristic of the ape's brain, is as well, if not better developed than the fissure of Rolando, and is much more marked than the proper frontal sulci.