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commissure

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noun com·mis·sure \ˈkäm-ə-ˌshu̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of commissure

  1. 1:  a point or line of union or junction between two anatomical parts (as the lips at their angles or adjacent heart valves)

  2. 2:  a connecting band of nerve tissue in the brain or spinal cord—see anterior commissure, corpus callosum, gray commissure, habenular commissure, hippocampal commissure, posterior commissure; compare massa intermedia

commissural \ˌkäm-ə-ˈshu̇r-əl\play adjective



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