Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In grammar, same as tmesis.
  • noun [capitalized]
  • noun A genus of percoid fishes having the operculum notched and tuberculate.
  • noun [capitalized]
  • noun A genus of lepidopterous insects.
  • noun In surgery, a deep wound, particularly of the skull and its integuments; an incision, a fissure, or a longitudinal fracture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Gram.) Tmesis.

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  • noun grammar tmesis

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek διακοπή (diakopē, "gash, cleft, rupture"), from διά (dia, "through, across") + κοπή (kopē, "cutting")

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