Syneresis meaning

sĭ-nĕrĭ-sĭs
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(linguistics) The drawing together into one syllable of two consecutive vowels or syllables, as in the formation of a diphthong.
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(chemistry) The exudation of the liquid component of a gel, caused or accompanied by a contraction of the gel.
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The drawing together of two consecutive vowels or syllables into one syllable, esp. so as to form a diphthong.
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(chem.) Contraction of a gel so that liquid is exuded at the surface, as in the separation of serum from a blood clot.
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Alternative spelling of synaeresis.
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Origin of syneresis

  • Late Latin synaeresis from Greek sunairesis from sunairein to contract sun- syn- hairein to take, grasp

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition