the combination into one syllable of two vowels (or of a vowel and a diphthong) that do not form a diphthong.
- Also called synaeresis.
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How to use synizesis in a sentence
The synizesis and synapsis stages are similar to those in Chelymorpha (figs. 61 and 62).Studies in Spermatogenesis | Nettie Maria Stevens
British Dictionary definitions for synizesis
phonetics the contraction of two vowels originally belonging to separate syllables into a single syllable, without diphthongization: Compare syneresis
cytology the contraction of chromatin towards one side of the nucleus during the prophase of meiosis
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