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chiasm

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noun chi·asm \ˈkī-ˌa-zəm, ˈkē-\

Definition of chiasm

  1. :  chiasma 1



Origin of chiasm

New Latin chiasma


First Known Use: 1870

Rhymes with chiasm


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chiasm

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noun chi·asm \ˈkī-ˌaz-əm, ˈkē-\

Medical Definition of chiasm

  1. :  chiasma 1




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "chiasm"


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