Commissure : Definition

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Definitions of Commissure

Pronunciation : Com*mis"sure ( or ; 134-6)
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. commissura a joing together: cf. F. commissure. See Commit.]
Definition : 1. A joint, seam, or closure; the place where two bodies, or parts of a body, meet and unite; an interstice, cleft, or juncture.

2. (Anat. & Zoöl.) (a) The point of union between two parts, as the angles of the lips or eyelids, the mandibles of a bird, etc. (b) A collection of fibers connecting parts of the brain or spinal marrow; a chiasma.

3. (Bot.)

Defn: The line of junction or cohering face of two carpels, as in the parsnip, caraway, etc.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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