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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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Mr Pearson said the entire UKIP slate should have followed his lead and given Mr Herron a free run rather than risk splitting the vote.
And that means more candidates will be elected from each ward - splitting the vote.
While activists criticized Gore, many said they are wary of voting for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader because they're afraid of splitting the vote, giving the White House to former oilman George W.