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commissure

 [kom´ĭ-shūr]
1. a site of union of corresponding parts, such as the angle of the lips or eyelids.
2. the site of junction between adjacent cusps of a cardiac valve.
anterior commissure the band of fibers connecting the parts of the two cerebral hemispheres.
commissure of epithalamus a large fiber bundle that crosses the midline of the epithalamus just dorsal to the point where the cerebral aqueduct opens into the third ventricle.
middle commissure a band of gray matter joining the optic thalami; it develops as a secondary adhesion and may be absent.
posterior commissure commissure of epithalamus.

com·mis·sure

(kom'i-shūr), [TA]
1. Angle or corner of the eye, lips, or labia.
2. A bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side in the brain or spinal cord to the other.
Synonym(s): commissura [TA]

commissure

/com·mis·sure/ (kom´ĭ-shoor) a site of union of corresponding parts; specifically, the sites of junction between adjacent cusps of the heart valves.commis´sural
anterior commissure  the band of fibers connecting the parts of the two cerebral hemispheres.
posterior commissure  a large fiber bundle crossing from one side of the cerebrum to the other, dorsal to where the aqueduct opens into the third ventricle.
Gudden's commissure  see supraoptic c's.
Meynert's commissure  see supraoptic c's.
supraoptic commissures  commissural fibers crossing the midline of the human brain dorsal to the caudal border of the optic chiasm, representing the combined commissures of Gudden and Meynert.

commissure

(kŏm′ə-sho͝or′)
n.
1. A line or place at which two things are joined.
2. Anatomy
a. A tract of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the spinal cord or brain.
b. The point or surface where two parts, such as the eyelids, lips, or cardiac valves, join or form a connection.
3. Botany The surface or place along which two structures, such as carpels, are joined.

com′mis·su′ral adj.

commissure

[kom′isoo͡r, -syoo͡r]
1 a band of nerve fiber or other tissue that crosses from one side of the body to the other, usually connecting two structures or masses of tissue.
2 a site of union of two anatomical parts, as the corner of the eye, lips, or labia.

com·mis·sure

(kom'i-shŭr) [TA]
1. Angle or corner of the eye, lips, or labia.
2. A bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other in the brain or spinal cord.
Synonym(s): commissura [TA] .

commissure

1. A line or point at which two things are joined.
2. A nerve fibre bundle passing from one side of the brain or spinal cord to the other to connect similar structures.

commissure

bundle of nerve fibres (within brain or spinal cord) that crosses the midline

commissure 

Band of nerve fibres connecting corresponding structures in the brain or spinal cord. See corpus callosum.

com·mis·sure

(kom'i-shŭr) [TA]
1. Angle or corner of the eye, lips, or labia.
2. A bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side in the brain or spinal cord to the other.

commissure (kəmish´ur),

n the corners of the oral cavity.

commissure, commissura

a site of union of corresponding parts, as the angle of the lips or eyelids; used also with specific reference to the sites of junction between adjacent cusps of the heart valves.

brain commissure
the bands of fibers connecting the parts of the two cerebral hemispheres. They include the corpus callosum, the largest commissure, a rostral commissure which is part of the paleopallium and the fornical commissure which is related to the archipallium, the caudal collicular commissure which connects the caudal colliculi (corpora quadrigemina). Called also cerebral commissure.
cerebral commissure
see brain commissure (above).
fornical commissure
interconnection between the right and left hippocampi. Called also fornical commissure.
habenular commissure
interconnection between the right and left habenular nuclei.
middle commissure
a band of gray matter joining the optic thalami; it develops as a secondary adhesion and may be absent.
posterior commissure
a large fiber bundle crossing from one side of the cerebrum to the other dorsal to where the aqueduct opens into the third ventricle.
spinal cord commissure
the gray and white commissures which connect the two sides of the spinal cord.