Metalepsy
Metalepsy Met"a*lep`sy, n. (Chem.) Exchange; replacement; substitution; metathesis. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • metalepsy — Chem. (ˈmɛtəlɛpsɪ) [ad. F. métalepsie, f. Gr. µετάληψις: see prec.] Dumas term for the substitution theory in Chemistry. Watts Gmelin s Hand bk. Chem. VII. 71 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metaleptic — Met a*lep tic, a. [Gr. ?] 1. Of or pertaining to a metalepsis. [1913 Webster] 2. Transverse; as, the metaleptic motion of a muscle. [1913 Webster] 3. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, concerned in, or occurring by, metalepsy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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