Crasis

Cra"sis

(kr?"s?s), n. [LL., temperament, fr. Gr. , fr. to mix.] 1. (Med.) A mixture of constituents, as of the blood; constitution; temperament.
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2. (Gram.) A contraction of two vowels (as the final and initial vowels of united words) into one long vowel, or into a diphthong; synresis; as, cogo for coago.
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Cras`pe*do"ta

(kr?s`p?-d?"t?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. to be bordered or edged.] (Zol.) The hydroid or naked-eyed medus. See Hydroidea.
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