suture of the components of a commissure, to lessen the size of the orifice.
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commissurorrhaphy(kŏm″ĭ-shūr-or′ă-fē) [″ + Gr. rhaphe, seam, ridge]
The surgical joining of the parts of a commissure to decrease the size of the opening.
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