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- (poetry) A poetic figure of speech in which two consecutive vowel sounds in the same word are pronounced as a single phoneme so that certain words adhere to a particular poetic meter.
- (prosody) The pronunciation of two separate vowels as a single one.
- (medicine) An obliteration of the pupil of the eye.
- (biology) Dense clumping of chromosomes on one side of the nucleus, sometimes occurring prior to cell division.
poetic figure of speech