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.

2. Gram.

A contraction of two vowels (as the final and initial vowels of united words) into one long vowel, or into a dipthong; synaeresis; as, cogo for coago.


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