Definición de fissure en inglés:

fissure

Saltos de línea: fis|sure
Pronunciación: /ˈfɪʃə
 
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sustantivo

  • 1A long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth: the bacteria survive around vents or fissures in the deep ocean floor
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    • ‘Earth fissures several feet wide and deep have been observed in Lucerne Valley,’ he said.
    • Early-stage hydrothermal leaching of the limestone created solution cavities and brecciated zones along the fissures and faults, providing sites for subsequent ore deposition.
    • Flat lawns are formed into an abstract pattern that recalls tectonic fractures and fissures in the earth's surface, their edges defined by dark grey concrete retaining walls.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1 Anatomy A long, narrow opening, e.g. any of the spaces separating convolutions of the brain.
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    • However, one more frequently finds the commonly described five lobes not separated by fissures.
    • The inferior surfaces of the frontal lobes are separated from those of the temporal lobes by the lateral fissure.
    • In this natural and inevitable process of atrophy, parts of the brain shrink, while the sulci, or fissures of the brain become shallower and wider.
  • 2A state of incompatibility or disagreement: a fissure between philosophy and reality
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    • But by the time the novel is over, we've seen how small irruptions of human weakness, no less than gigantic cultural fissures, can change everything.
    • Many delegates discussed how Asian media confronts the fissures between democracy and the global market economy.
    • It is clearly a plan on the part of outsiders to come in this country and spark civil war, create sectarian violence and try to expose fissures in the society.

verbo

[with object] (usually as adjective fissured) Volver al principio  
  • Split or crack (something) to form a long, narrow opening: low cliffs of fissured Silurian rock
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    • After disembarking, there is a short, sharp climb to the summit at 2,743m, across fissured limestone where rock anemones grow.
    • We would slide into the water and spend our 30-40 minutes, and when we came up what greeted us was a wall of snowy rock, fissured glaciers flowing to the waterline and huge towers of ice that sometimes collapsed before our eyes.
    • It may be moist and pink, there may be red psoriasiform with yellow, superficial crusting, or there may be a dry fissured area with mucoid discharge.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin fissura, from findere 'to split'.

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