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fissurenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɪʃ.ər/  us   //
a ​deep, ​narrow crack in ​rock or the ​earth specialized medical a ​long, ​deep, ​narrowhollowarea in a ​surface in the ​body, ​especially in the ​cerebralcortex (= the ​surface of the ​brain) specialized medical a ​fault on the ​surface of a ​tooth
(Definition of fissure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fissurenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɪʃ·ər/
a ​deepcrack, esp. one in ​rock or ​ice or in the ​ground
(Definition of fissure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fissure”
in Spanish fisura, grieta…
in Vietnamese vết nứt…
in Malaysian rekah…
in Thai รอยแยก…
in Chinese (Simplified) (岩石或土地的)裂缝,裂隙…
in Indonesian celah, retakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (岩石或土地的)裂縫,裂隙…
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