Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[si-nek-ee-uh, -nee-kee-uh, sin-i-kahy-uh] /sɪˈnɛk i ə, -ˈni ki ə, ˌsɪn ɪˈkaɪ ə/
noun, plural synechiae
[si-nek-ee-ee, -nee-kee-ee, sin-i-kahy-ee] /sɪˈnɛk iˌi, -ˈni kiˌi, ˌsɪn ɪˈkaɪ i/ (Show IPA).
Medicine/Medical, Pathology.
any adhesion of parts of the body, as of the iris to the cornea.
Origin of synechia
1835-45; < New Latin < Greek synécheia continuity, coherence, equivalent to syneche-, stem of synechḗs (adj.) holding together (syn- syn- + ech(ein) to hold + -ēs adj. suffix) + -ia -ia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for synechia
Historical Examples
Word Origin and History for synechia

plural synechiae, 1842, Modern Latin, from Greek synekheia "continuity," from synekhes "continuous," from syn "together" (see syn-) + ekhein "to hold" (see scheme).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
synechia in Medicine

synechia syn·ech·i·a (sĭ-něk'ē-ə, -nē'kē-ə)
n. pl. syn·ech·i·ae (sĭ-něk'ē-ē', -nē'kē-ē')

  1. An adhesion of parts, especially involving the iris.

  2. Anterior synechia.

  3. Posterior synechia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for synechia

Word Value for synechia

Scrabble Words With Friends