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Synonyms for fissure

Synonyms for fissure

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

to undergo partial breaking

Synonyms for fissure

a long narrow depression in a surface

(anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes

break into fissures or fine cracks

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Surgery was performed to reconstruct the right palpebral fissure and lengthen the left palpebral fissure.
Our patient had high forehead, frontal bossing, macrocephaly, apparent hypertelorism, down-slanting, palpebral fissures and a broad nasal root.
She does have the widely spaced eyes, narrow palpebral fissures, prominent nose, squared nasal root and narrow alar base that are characteristic of VCFS.
On physical examination, the boy had a long vertical face, low-set ears, narrow palpebral fissures, a broad nasal bridge, and a fleshy nasal tip (figure 1, A).
Confirming the diagnosis were many characteristic physical signs: midface hypoplasia (flatness across the nasal bridge), long smooth philtrum (little grooving above the upper lip), and short palpebral fissures (small opening below the eyelid).
The characteristics of Coffin-Lowry syndrome can certainly be within easy reach if someone could connect downward slanting palpebral fissures, a broad nose with thick alar cartilage and thick lips (don't forget the short stature, large hands, and tapering fingers) with the imagery of melting popsicles on a hot Sunday in the park or some other easily retrieved vision.
Treacher Collins syndrome is characterized by antimongoloid-slanting palpebral fissures and mandibular hypoplasia.