commissure


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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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The topics included application of optical augmentation in oral surgery, surgical approaches in advanced oral cavity cancer, management of advanced tongue cancer, reconstruction of lip and commissure, palliative care in oral cancer, prevention and management of osteoradionecrosis, guidelines for optimising dental care and rehabilitation in oral cancer, strategies to reduce radiation toxicity and management, to name some.
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Abstract: A 10-year-old, female umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba) was presented for evaluation of a mass at the right commissure of the beak, with associated right periorbital swelling.
Data Items for Tumor Sites and Subsites Trachea Left, right, midline Hypopharynx Left, right, midline Piriform sinus Postcricoid Pharyngeal wall (lateral and/or posterior) Other Supraglottis Left, right, midline Epiglottis Aryepiglottic fold(s) Arytenoid(s) False vocal cord(s)/fold(s) Ventricle(s) Glottis Left, right, midline True vocal cord/fold Anterior commissure Posterior commissure Subglottis Left, right, midline Table 4.
In selected cases balloon size was optimized by the echocardiographic measurement of the maximal inter-commissural diameter on a parasternal short-axis view from the anterolateral to the posteromedial commissure in mid-diastole14.
The cerebral ganglia are connected by a long dorsal commissure known as inter-cerebral which passes over the esophagus, they have rectangular shape and are located parallel to the mouth close to the area where the lip palps originate.
A survey performed by the American Broncho-Esophagological Association reported that the signs of LPR on laryngoscopy include vocal fold erythema, posterior commissure hypertrophy, arytenoid erythema, and arytenoid edema.' Additionally, the same survey found that flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy was the test of choice to diagnose LPR, with a dual pH probe with impedance testing as a valuable adjunct.
Compared with FED, BD tended to present prolapse in A2, A3, P1, P3, anterior commissure, and posterior commissure.
The tumor originated from the petiole of the larynx and was invading the ventricules and anterior vocal cords bilaterally and extending to the anterior commissure with no cartilage invasion.
Measurements (mm) were then made from nasion, ipsilateral ala, subnasale, and menton to the left and right commissure of the lip, respectively, using the caliper setting (Figure 1).
The contrast-enhanced computed tomography of larynx was performed if the lesion involved the anterior commissure or laryngeal ventricle or if there was a suspicion of paraglottic invasion.
The vulvar commissure can be seen coursing between the anus and the clitoris, in a cross-oblique section of the fetal buttocks.