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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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Graham adds: "Today, I'd be amazed if anyone has even heard of Split Second but, if anyone has, I'd be delighted to read their contribution to Mega Movies given that it was set in 2008.
Presumably, if the human brain can recognize a face in a split second, a computer can too.
When a split second can be the difference between winning a medal and finishing as an also-ran, these athletes are looking for every advantage to improve their performance.
ANAHEIM - The Mighty Ducks, and the sellout crowd at the Pond supporting them, watched in stunned silence for a split second, as though they couldn't believe world-class goaltender Martin Brodeur would make a bonehead play worthy of Pee-Wee hockey.
Astronomers know of a number of planetary nebulas, but until now they had never seen an example of this precursor stage, which may be as short as 1,000 years, a mere split second astronomically.
His hilarious and wildly entertaining solo performance features a whirlwind of superb paper costumes and split second transformations.
He came hard on a blitz, and if his timing had been a split second off, he might have flown past Hurst and allowed the tailback to run for a crucial first down.
The sound, like that of a modem and lasting one-tenth of a second, is preceded by a split second of silence that tells the computer to get ready to receive an alphanumeric code.
Studies indicate that about 60% of front-end crashes would not occur if the driver could react a split second earlier.