commissure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

commissure f (plural commissures)

  1. commissure

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

commissure f

  1. plural of commissura

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

commissūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of commissūrus