[si-nek-ee-uh, -nee-kee-uh, sin-i-kahy-uh]
- any adhesion of parts of the body, as of the iris to the cornea.
Origin of synechia
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The incision is made at the limbus in a favourable situation for the division of the synechia.
Synechia, sin-e-kī′a, n. morbid adhesion between the iris and the cornea.
Word Origin and History for synechia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An adhesion of parts, especially involving the iris.
- Anterior synechia.
- Posterior synechia.
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