fis•surePronunciation: (fish'ur), [key]
—n., v., -sured, -sur•ing.
a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts.
cleavage (def. 1).
a natural division or groove in an organ, as in the brain.
to make fissures in; cleave; split.
to open in fissures; become split.
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