Chiasm Chi"asm (k[imac]"[a^]z'm), ||Chiasma Chi*as"ma (k[-i]*[a^]z"m[.a]), n. [NL. chiasma, fr. Gr. chi`asma two lines placed crosswise, fr. ? to mark with a [chi].] (Anat.) A commissure; an intersection or crossing of two tracts; especially, the optic commissure, or crucial union of the optic nerves. -- {Chi*as"mal}, a.. [1913 Webster]

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  • chiasm — anglicized form of CHIASMUS (Cf. chiasmus) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Chiasm — Emileigh Rohn ist eine Musikerin aus Detroit im US Bundesstaat Michigan. Ihre CDs werden von COP International vertrieben. Sie ist Betreiberin des von ihr 1998 gegründeten Elektronik Musikprojekts Chiasm. Der Projektname (von griechisch χίασμα,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chiasm — noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X • Syn: ↑chiasma, ↑decussation • Derivationally related forms: ↑decussate (for: ↑decussation), ↑chiasmal, ↑chiasmic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chiasm — noun Etymology: New Latin chiasma Date: 1870 chiasma 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiasm — 1. An intersection or crossing of two lines. 2. [TA] In anatomy, a decussation or crossing of two fibrous bundles, such as tendins, nerves, or tracts. 3. In cytogenetics, the site at which two homologous chromosomes make contact (thus appearing… …   Medical dictionary

  • chiasm — n. crossing, intersecting, point of intersection (Genetics, Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

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