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  • n. tmesis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Tmesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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


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