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synechia

[si-nek-ee-uh, -nee-kee-uh, sin-i-kahy-uh]
noun, plural syn·ech·i·ae [si-nek-ee-ee, -nee-kee-ee, sin-i-kahy-ee] /sɪˈnɛk iˌi, -ˈni kiˌi, ˌsɪn ɪˈkaɪ i/. Medicine/Medical, Pathology.
  1. any adhesion of parts of the body, as of the iris to the cornea.
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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
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n.

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

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synechia in Medicine

synechia

(sĭ-nĕkē-ə, -nēkē-ə)
n. pl. syn•ech•i•ae (sĭ-nĕkē-ē′, -nēkē-ē′)
  1. An adhesion of parts, especially involving the iris.
  2. Anterior synechia.
  3. Posterior synechia.
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