Medical Dictionary


noun com·mis·sure \ˈkäm-ə-ˌsh(ə)r\

Medical Definition of COMMISSURE

:  a point or line of union or junction between two anatomical parts (as the lips at their angles or adjacent heart valves)
:  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
com·mis·su·ral \ˌkäm-ə-ˈshr-əl\ adjective
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