[ si-ner-uh-sis ]
/ sɪˈnɛr ə sɪs /
Physical Chemistry. the contraction of a gel accompanied by the exudation of liquid.
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Origin of syneresis
First recorded in 1570–80; variant of synaeresis
Words nearby syneresis
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Example sentences from the Web for syneresis
But synalepha may occur in combinations of vowels in which syneresis would be impossible.Modern Spanish Lyrics|Various
Syneresis, Synresis, si-ner′e-sis, n. the coalescence of two vowels or syllables—opp.
British Dictionary definitions for syneresis
/ (sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs) /
chem the process in which a gel contracts on standing and exudes liquid, as in the separation of whey in cheese-making
the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
another word for synizesis
Word Origin for syneresis
C16: via Late Latin from Greek sunairesis a shortening, from sunairein to draw together, from syn- + hairein to take
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Medical definitions for syneresis
[ sĭ-nĕr′ĭ-sĭs ]
n. pl. syn•er•e•ses (-sēz′)
The contraction of a gel, as a blood clot, and the exudation of part of its liquid component.
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