commissura


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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]

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] .
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