split tongue

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split tongue

A cleft or bifid tongue resulting from developmental arrest.
See also: tongue



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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Delphi's Split Tongue & Groove technology improves the overall driving experience by eliminating annoying 'whistle' noises and untreated air leaks from the HVAC module that can compromise comfort in the passenger compartment," Marshall Andrews, business line executive, climate control and powertrain cooling systems, Delphi Thermal & Interior, said.
A split tongue can't pinpoint as well," says Messina.
That and two messed-up marriages, domestic abuse, a stint as professional boxer earning two broken ribs, split tongue and first-round knock out from a washed up middleweight, an addiction to plastic surgery, and a circle of chums that included Hell's Angels, Tupac Shakur and mob boss John Gotti.