syndesis

[sin-duh-sis, sin-dee-]

Origin of syndesis

< New Latin < Greek sýndesis equivalent to syn- syn- + désis a binding together, equivalent to de- (stem of deîn to bind) + -sis -sis
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British Dictionary definitions for syndesis

syndesis

noun grammar
  1. the use of syndetic constructions
  2. another name for polysyndeton (def. 2)

Word Origin for syndesis

C20: from Greek, from sundein to bind together, from syn- + dein to bind
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syndesis in Medicine

syndesis

[sĭndĭ-sĭs, sĭn-dē-]
n.
  1. arthrodesis
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