incisura

noun
in·​ci·​su·​ra | \ ˌin-ˌsī-ˈzhu̇r-ə How to pronounce incisura (audio) , ˌin(t)-sə- How to pronounce incisura (audio) \
plural incisurae\ -​ē How to pronounce incisurae (audio) \

Medical Definition of incisura

1 : a notch, cleft, or fissure of a body part or organ
2 : a downward notch in the curve recording aortic blood pressure that occurs between systole and diastole and is caused by backflow of blood for a short time before the aortic valve closes

Other Words from incisura

incisural \ -​əl How to pronounce incisural (audio) \ adjective

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“Incisura.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/incisura. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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