tme·sis (tmēsĭs, mē-)
n. pl. tme·ses (-sēz)
Separation of the parts of a compound word by one or more intervening words; for example, where I go ever instead of wherever I go.
[Late Latin tmēsis, from Greek, a cutting, from temnein, to cut; see tem- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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