HyperDic: decussation

English > 1 sense of the word decussation:
NOUNbodydecussation, chiasma, chiasman intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
English > decussation: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAn intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X.
Synonymschiasma, chiasm
Narroweroptic chiasma, optic chiasm, chiasma opticumThe crossing of the optic nerves from the two eyes at the base of the brain
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishquiasma
Catalanquiasma
Verbsdecussatecross / cross or intersect so as to form a cross

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