Definition of Incisure

1. Noun. (anatomy) a notch or small hollow.

Exact synonyms: Incisura
Specialized synonyms: Mandibular Notch
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Generic synonyms: Notch
Derivative terms: Incise

Definition of Incisure

1. n. A cut; an incision; a gash.

Definition of Incisure

1. Noun. (anatomy) a notch or indent ¹

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Definition of Incisure

1. a notch or cleft of a body part [n -S]

Medical Definition of Incisure

1. Synonym: notch. Origin: L. Incisura (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Incisure

incisura sphenopalatina
incisura supraorbitalis
incisura tentorii
incisura terminalis auris
incisura thyroidea inferior
incisura thyroidea superior
incisura tragica
incisura trochlearis
incisura tympanica
incisura ulnaris
incisura umbilicalis
incisura vertebralis
incisurae cartilaginis meatus acustici externi
incisurae santorini
incisure (current term)

Literary usage of Incisure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomical Names by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"INCISURA — ethmoidalis oss. fron t aus—32:11 = Ethmoidal incisure of frontal ... incisure of temporal bone — jugularis sterni—29:54 = Jugular incisure of ..."

2. Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael Kühner, Bela Bates Edwards, Samuel Harvey Taylor (1860)
"The Caesura is at the end of the fourth foot, sometimes, though rarely, after the short syllable immediately following. There is generally also an incisure ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"shows on each side an anterior malar incisure somewhat similar in location and direction, but smaller, particularly on the right, to that in the preceding ..."

4. University of Toronto Studies by University of Toronto (1900)
"occipital incisure, and dorsally the modified cartilage may be traced as far as my sections go. This area no doubt represents the center of ossification of ..."

5. A Handbook of Medical Diagnosis: For the Use of Practitioners and Students by James Cornelius Wilson (1915)
"incisure may occur as a reflex phenomenon, but will relax after the ... In ulcer cases the incisure may remain for hours or recur intermittently. ..."

6. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The boundaries between right and left are, superiorly, the attachment of the falciform ligament; anteriorly, the umbilical incisure ; inferiorly, ..."

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