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fissure

Pronunciation: fish'ur

Definition:

  1. A deep furrow, cleft, or slit; a gap between bones or bony elements. (For most of the brain fissures, see entries under sulcus.)
  2. In dentistry, a developmental break or fault in the tooth enamel.

Synonym(s): fissura1TA

[L. fissura]

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