Chiasmal
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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