Definition Of fissure

noun

a long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth.

‘Earth fissures several feet wide and deep have been observed in Lucerne Valley,’ he said.

split or crack (something) to form a long narrow opening.

the skin becomes dry, fissured, and cracked

Example Of fissure

  • a fissure between philosophy and reality

  • A chest radiograph shows right pleural wall thickening following the contour of the minor fissure consistent with right pleural effusion.

  • After disembarking, there is a short, sharp climb to the summit at 2,743m, across fissured limestone where rock anemones grow.

  • ‘Earth fissures several feet wide and deep have been observed in Lucerne Valley,’ he said.

  • Between Port St Mary and the Calf of Man are moderate sea-cliffs, at one point fissured so that the Sugarloaf Caves have been formed.


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