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Definition of the noun scissure

What does scissure mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scissures

  1. a long narrow opening
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of scissure: cleft / crack / crevice / fissure
    • more generic words: gap / opening = an open or empty space in or between things
    • more specific terms:
      • chap = a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
      • chink = a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
      • crevasse = a deep fissure
      • fatigue crack = a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
      • geological fault / faulting / fracture / break / fault / shift = a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
      • rift = a narrow fissure in rock
      • slit = a narrow fissure
      • split = a lengthwise crack in wood
      • volcano / vent = a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for scissure

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Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

MED scissure n. B. Combinations. B1. scissura nervi. Transverse wound in a nerve. a1525 *BradPhilom 70r: Euery ouerthowart [wound] with kuttynge of senew, ytys cald in surgery scissura nervy [L: fit ex transuerso & tunc vocatur scissura ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

SCISSURE, n. £ scissiura, a dividing, a rent— from scindéré, ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

basitarsal scissure (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) A scissure separating the ...

Google previewTardy's Explanatory Pronuncing Dictionary ... A new edition corrected and much enlarged, by J. C. Tarver (1847)

by TARDY (Lexicographer.)

ci-cïon, scission Scissure, f. ci-sûrë, scissure Sciure, jl cïurë, sawdust Scolastique, s. a. skö-läcë-tikë, schoolman ; school-divinity ,» scholastic Scolastiquement, ad. skö Насёtikë-man, scholastically Scoliaste, т. skö-lïäcë-të, a scholiast ...

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1986)

by Robert E. Lewis

scissure n. Also scissura. [L] Sure. : (a) A fissure in the skin due either to a cut or to natural causes; (b) a surgical incision. (a) a1400 Lanfranc ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

(scissure) n. a cleft or splitting, such as the splitting of the tip of a hair or the splitting open of tissues when a hernia forms. scler. (sclero) combining form denoting 1. hardening or thickening. 2. the sclera. 3. sclerosis. sclera. (sclerotic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

INcisure INsisture Ligure LiMATURE MERCATURE MoRsure NUNciature NUTRituite PLICATURE PLICATION } Politure Positure PRojectURE PRoMPTURE QUoiffure Ricture RUDENTURE Scissure SERRATURE STRIATURE TENsure ...

Google previewAn English expositour, or Compleat dictionary: teaching the interpretation of the hardest words, and most usefull terms of art used in our language. First set forth by J. B. Dr of Physick ... And now the sixth time revised, corrected, and very much augmented ... By a lover of the arts. The author named in the preface as John Bulloker (1684)


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Scissure Meaning

Video shows what scissure means. A longitudinal opening made by cutting, a cleft, a fissure.. Scissure Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

Scrabble value of S1C3I1S1S1U1R1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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