chiasma

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Etymology[edit]

Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek χίασμα (khiasma), from χίαζειν (khiazein, to mark with the letter chi).

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chiasma (plural chiasmas or chiasmata)

  1. (anatomy) A crossing of two nerves, ligaments etc.
  2. (genetics, cytology) The contact point between the two chromatids of a chromosome during meiosis.

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