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crevice

a fissure or crack forming an opening
Not to be confused with:
crevasse – a deep cleft in glacial ice, chasm; a breach in a river levee
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crev·ice

 (krĕv′ĭs)
n.
A narrow crack or opening; a fissure or cleft.

[Middle English, from Old French crevace, probably from Vulgar Latin *crepācia, from *crepa, from Latin crepāre, to crack.]

crev′iced adj.
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crevice

(ˈkrɛvɪs)
n
(Physical Geography) a narrow fissure or crack; split; cleft
[C14: from Old French crevace, from crever to burst, from Latin crepāre to crack]
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crev•ice

(ˈkrɛv ɪs)

n.
a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.
[1300–50; Middle English crevace < Anglo-French, Old French, =crev(er) to crack (< Latin crepāre) + -ace n. suffix]
crev′iced, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crevice - a long narrow depression in a surfacecrevice - a long narrow depression in a surface
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
2.crevice - a long narrow openingcrevice - a long narrow opening    
chap - a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
crevasse - a deep fissure
fatigue crack - a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
faulting, geological fault, fracture, break, fault, shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
rift - a narrow fissure in rock
slit - a narrow fissure
split - a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
volcano, vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
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crevice

noun gap, opening, hole, split, crack, rent, fracture, rift, slit, cleft, chink, fissure, cranny, interstice a huge boulder with rare ferns growing in every crevice
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crevice

noun
A usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture:
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Translations
شِق، صَدْع، تَجْويف
štěrbina
klippespaltesprække
sprunga
siauras plyšyssprogymė
aizaplaisa

crevice

[ˈkrevɪs] Ngrieta f, hendedura f
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crevice

[ˈkrɛvɪs] n [rock] → fissure f
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crevice

nSpalte f
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crevice

[ˈkrɛvɪs] ncrepa, fessura
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crevice

(ˈkrevis) noun
a crack or narrow opening (in a wall, rock etc). Plants grew in the crevices.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Because of the clinical characteristics of the patients, acute streptococcal infection was suspected, and bacterial specimens were obtained with sterile paper strips (Periopaper, ProFlow, Inc, Amityville, NY, USA) by inserting into the gingival crevice until mild resistance was felt, and left in place for 30 seconds.
Kinane, "Lactoferrin in the gingival crevice as a marker of polymorphonuclear leucocytes in periodontal diseases," Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol.
The GBI evaluates occurrence of bleeding 10 seconds after gentle probing along the gingival crevice at the vestibular, palatine or lingual, mesial, and distal surfaces.
Another method is inserting capillary tubes, with specific diameter, into the entrance of the gingival crevice and the fluid migrates into the tube by capillary action [15].
GCF samples were collected with sterile PerioPaper strips (Oraflow Inc., Plainview, NY, USA) that were inserted into the gingival crevice until mild resistance was felt and left in place for 30 s.
Analysis of an exudate originating from the gingival crevice may supply a non-invasive means of studying the host response by evaluation of the constituents of the fluid.
According to the glossary of periodontal terms (1972) Attached gingiva is that portion of gingiva that extends from the base of gingival crevice to mucogingival junction.
Gingival bleeding was determined with periodontal probe by gentle probing of the gingival crevice to assure presence or absence of the bleeding.