scissure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scissure a long narrow opening
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scissure A longitudinal opening in a body, made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scissure A longitudinal opening in a body made by cutting; a cleft; a rent; a fissure; hence, a rupture, split, or division; a schism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scissure a cleft: a fissure: a rupture: a division
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scissura, from scindere, scissum, to cut, split
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formerly written cisors—O. Fr. cisoires, conn. with Fr. ciseaux, scissors, from Late L. cisorium, a cutting instrument—L. cædĕre, cæsum, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

Bycause they wolde nought change that cam of nature Let growe theyre here without cuttinge or scissure.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
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