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com·mis·sure

 (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.

[Middle English, from Latin commissūra, from commissus, past participle of committere, to join; see commit.]

com′mis·su′ral adj.

commissure

(ˈkɒmɪˌsjʊə)
n
1. (Biology) a band of tissue linking two parts or organs, such as the nervous tissue connecting the right and left sides of the brain in vertebrates
2. (Biology) any of various joints between parts, as between the carpels, leaf lobes, etc, of a plant
[C15: from Latin commissūra a joining together, from committere commit]
commissural adj

com•mis•sure

(ˈkɒm əˌʃʊər, -ˌʃɜr)

n.
1. a joint or seam where two parts meet, as in a bone.
2. a connecting bundle of nerve fibers, esp. one joining the right and left sides of the brain.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin commissūra=commiss(us) (see commissary) + -ūra -ure]
com•mis•su•ral (kəˈmɪʃ ər əl, ˌkɒm əˈʃʊər əl, -ˈʃɜr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commissure - a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord
nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway, tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
corpus callosum - a broad transverse nerve tract connecting the two cerebral hemispheres
Translations

com·mis·sure

n. comisura, punto de unión de estructuras tal como la unión de los labios.
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Thoracoscopy was primarily aimed at diagnosis, and therapeutic measurements were limited by coagulation of bulls, sympathetic ganglia, incision of commissures, and sanitation of pleural cavity.
The comparison of distances between the coronary orifices and commissures of aortic leaflets were performed using Student-t test.
Early in neurogenesis, 5-HT-LIR cerebral ganglion axons branch through both the dorsal and ventral commissures forming a closed loop uniting the left and right pedal ganglia (Fig.
Angular cheilitis is commonly seen in primary care settings, and it specifically refers to cheilitis that radiates from the commissures or corners of the mouth.
It is evaluated by determining the axis between the anterior and posterior commissures as compared with the frontal plane, but it is relatively difficult to measure in a reproducible manner.
The injection technique involves beginning at the lateral commissures and proceeding toward the philtrum in an outline fashion with micro-droplets, then adding some volume to the lips after the outline has been enhanced.
On clinical examination of animal, typical hair loss was observed around oral commissures (Fig.1), around eyes (Fig.2), elbows, neck, thoracic region ventral abdomen (Fig.3) along with folliculitis and seborrhea.
The right and left coronary ostia were individually analyzed, and the distances from these ostia to the bottom of the aortic sinuses and to the commissures of the aortic leaflets were studied.
Application of anti-GLU antiserum resulted in specific immunolabeling of a relatively small set of nerve cells and a widely distributed dense network of fiber systems in both the ganglionic neuropils and the interganglionic structures (connectives and commissures) in the CNS of Lymnaea stagnalis.
After all the sutures had been inserted, the ends of sutures are pulled, tightened and secured, starting from the center towards each of the commissures. The exposed edges of the ring was then anchored with the abdominal wall using a continuous suture pattern using no.
Limited information is available on the healing of wounds and specific cellular changes that occur on the surface of abnormal mitral valve leaflets and commissures, especially in previously operated patients with CMV (2).
californica, and they may play a role in pioneering the various commissures and connectives of the adult nervous system.