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.

Origin of synechia

1
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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