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syllepsis

In medicine, an antiquated term of historic interest for pregnancy.
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Sylleptic buds are those buds that continue development while the RGU on which they are formed is still completing development itself: that is, before the complete sequence of metamers has been produced.
Again, these types may develop in either sylleptic or proleptic systems; these are the rows in the diagram.
The condition in which vegetative branching is sylleptic is not common in either tribe.
Some plants have strictly reproductive sylleptic branches, referred to as annual, axillary, strictly reproductive branch systems in my 1995 analysis (Grimes, 1995).
As we have seen, however, as soon as the Sonnets begin to address themselves to the vicissitudes of an ongoing relationship, the poet's propensity for "dressin old words new" begins to interfere with the intelligibility of consecutive sonnets' arguments: a word or phrase is "doubly supplied" to consecutive arguments or situations that take hold of it differently, and the sylleptic overlap renders each of these contexts semantically unstable and/or incomplete.
Shakespeare's sylleptic wordplay is itself the work of desire:(35) by continually folding the language of the sonnets over on itself, it traduces the linear, diachronic processes of exposition, argumentation, and story telling on behalf of the narcissistic stasis of the mirror relation.