Commissure

Com*mis"sure

(? ?; 134-6), n. [L. commissura a joining together: cf. F. commissure. See Commit.] 1. A joint, seam, or closure; the place where two bodies, or parts of a body, meet and unite; an interstice, cleft, or juncture.
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2. (Anat. & Zol.) (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.
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3. (Bot.) The line of junction or cohering face of two carpels, as in the parsnip, caraway, etc.
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