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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.
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.
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.
genes which contain coding segments (exons) interrupted by non-coding segments (introns); found in eukaryotes but not in prokaryotes.
split hand deformity
may be congenital or the result of injury to the tongue.