Com*mis"sure (? or ?; 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
2. (Anat. & Zoöl.)
(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
3. (Bot.) The line of junction or
cohering face of two carpels, as in the parsnip, caraway,