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split

(split),
1. To cleave or break.
2. Any condition involving cleavage or bifurcation.

split

(splĭt) [D. splitten, to divide]
1. A longitudinal fissure.
2. Characterized by a deep fissure.

split

divided.

split estrus
occurs in bitches, especially during the first heat. Early signs do not proceed and the bitch is not mated but comes on heat 6 weeks later but is likely to be infertile. Occurs sporadically also in most other species.
split fats
fats which have been split into fatty acids and glycerol by digestion. A preponderance of split fats over neutral fats in the feces suggests that the supply of lipase is adequate and that any steatorrhea that is present is probably due to malabsorption rather than maldigestion.
split genes
genes which contain coding segments (exons) interrupted by non-coding segments (introns); found in eukaryotes but not in prokaryotes.
split hand deformity
split tongue
may be congenital or the result of injury to the tongue.
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This reviewer thus found it unacceptable to read that "There, on the Adriatic, such towns as Zadar and Split, known under their Italian names as Zara and Spalato, were sufficiently influenced by Italian culture for Fortis [in the 1770s] to pronounce that 'the society of Zara is as civilized as one could desire in any notable city of Italy'" (p.
Robert Adam was in Italy for a four-year period from 1754, studying the source which was to play so great a role in his designs for Kedleston and Osterley, pub-lishing Ruins of the Palace of Diocletian at Spalato four years later in 1764.
11) Foscolo also spent several years (1784-1787) in Spalato, a city of what was at the time Dalmatia (now Croatia).