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English Dictionary: chiasm by the DICT Development Group
2 results for chiasm
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
    Synonym(s): chiasma, chiasm, decussation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chiasm \Chi"asm\, d8Chiasma \[d8]Chi*as"ma\, n. [NL. chiasma,
      fr. Gr. [?] two lines placed crosswise, fr. [?] to mark with
      a [chi].] (Anat.)
      A commissure; especially, the optic commissure, or crucial
      union of the optic nerves. -- {Chi*as"mal}, a..
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