In anatomy, a fissure (Latin fissura, plural fissurae) is a groove, natural division, deep furrow, elongated cleft, or tear in various parts of the body.

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Primary Fissure Of Cerebellum
... The monticulus of the cerebellum is divided by the primary fissure (or preclival fissure) into an anterior, raised part, the culmen or summit, and a posterior sloped part, the clivus the ...
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... These first mines worked copper-filled fissure veins that cut across stratigraphic layers ... about 100 miles from northeast to southwest, the most productive early mines, working fissure veins, were those at the north end in Keweenaw County (such as the Central, Cliff ... In Keweenaw County, the fissure lodes were nearly vertical mineralized zones with strike nearly perpendicular to that of the enclosing basalts and conglomerates ...
Anterior Median Fissure Of The Medulla Oblongata
... The anterior median fissure (ventral or ventromedian fissure) contains a fold of pia mater, and extends along the entire length of the medulla oblongata It ends at the lower border of the pons in a small ... Some fibers, termed the anterior external arcuate fibers, emerge from the fissure above this decussation and curve lateralward and upward over the surface of ...
Abnormal Fissure
... Fissure can also refer to an unnatural tract or ulcer, most commonly found in the anus and called an anal fissure ...
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