noun chi·asm \ˈkī-ˌa-zəm, ˈkē-\

Definition of CHIASM

:  chiasma 1

Origin of CHIASM

New Latin chiasma
First Known Use: 1870

Rhymes with CHIASM


noun chi·asm \ˈkī-ˌaz-əm, ˈkē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHIASM

:  chiasma 1


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