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Chiasm may refer to:

  • Chiasm (musical project), an electronic music project by Emileigh Rohn
  • Optic chiasma, X-shaped structure produced by the crossing over of the optic nerve fibers. The prefix chiasm- means 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).
  • An instantiation of chiasmus

See also[edit]

  • 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