commissure

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin commissura (a joining or connecting together), from commissus (passive perfect participle of committo (I join, I connect)) +‎ -ura.

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NounEdit

commissure (plural commissures)

  1. (anatomy) The joint between two bones.
  2. (neuroanatomy) A band of nerve tissue connecting the hemispheres of the brain, the two sides of the spinal cord, etc.
  3. (anatomy) The line where the upper and lower lips or eyelids meet.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

commissure f (plural commissures)

  1. commissure

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

commissure f

  1. plural of commissura

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

commissūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of commissūrus