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Definition 1: (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes - [noun denoting body]

(fissure is a kind of ...) (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part

(... is a kind of fissure ) (anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain

(... is a kind of fissure ) (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ

"the hilus of the kidney"

(fissure belongs to category ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

Definition 2: a long narrow opening - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for fissure in the sense of this definition

(fissure is a kind of ...) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

(... is a kind of fissure ) a lengthwise crack in wood

"he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"

(... is a kind of fissure ) a narrow fissure

(... is a kind of fissure ) a narrow fissure in rock

(... is a kind of fissure ) a crack in a lip caused usually by cold

(... is a kind of fissure ) (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

"they built it right over a geological fault" "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

(... is a kind of fissure ) a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue

(... is a kind of fissure ) a deep fissure

(... is a kind of fissure ) a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

(... is a kind of fissure ) a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt

Definition 3: a long narrow depression in a surface - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for fissure in the sense of this definition

(fissure is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

Definition 4: break into fissures or fine cracks - [verb of change]

(fissure is a kind of ...) cause to become cracked

"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

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