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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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That's good timing for the Far East, but for North America it splits the difference between the nights of August 11-12 and 12-13.
Teaming Martin Perna from the New York Afrobeat collective Antibalas and Adrian Quesada of Austin's Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma, this kaleidoscopic gem splits the difference between the two bands in dazzling style.
The Letter The rectangle frames a world full of light whiteness right angles corners the face confronts the air the face splits the difference of one eye in and one eye out of the letter he's come to disrupt the future to remind the past to promise the now to break the old promises the new all changed in an instant changed not least ambition the map informs at large a larger world in the square the empty mind like the empty billet waste of walls on which a guitar is hung and all is green spreading all is white all is golden there is a sun beyond a shuttered window in the letter is not the passage through is not the window.