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Chiasm may refer to:
- Chiasm (musical project), an electronic music project by Emileigh Rohn
- Optic chiasm, the part of the brain where the optic nerves partially cross
- Chiasma (genetics), the point where two chromatids are intertwined (interwoven) in a cell
- A tendinous chiasm, the spot where two tendons cross. The tendon of the flexor digitorum longus muscle forms two: the crural chiasm (with the tendon of the tibialis posterior muscle) and the plantar chiasm (with the tendon of the flexor hallucis longus muscle).
- Chiasmus, the figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; that is, the clauses display inverted parallelism
- Chiastic structure, a literary device for chiasmus applied to narrative motifs, turns of phrase, or whole passages
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