noun, plural chi·as·mas, chi·as·ma·ta [kahy-az-muh-tuh]. /kaɪˈæz mə tə/.
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Origin of chiasma
OTHER WORDS FROM chiasmachi·as·mal, chi·as·mic, chi·as·mat·ic [kahy-az-mat-ik], /ˌkaɪ æzˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
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We know that they are directly connected by fibres that arch round through the chiasma.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Pressure on the optic chiasma, for example by a tumour of the pituitary body, is associated with bilateral temporal hemianopsia.
At the base of the section are seen the optic nerves and their chiasma.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The optic chiasma, where present, is involved in the floor of the thalamencephalon and forms a large, upwardly-projecting ridge.
The nerves are fibrous, and a commencement of the chiasma is certainly present.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour