the combination into one syllable of two vowels (or of a vowel and a diphthong) that do not form a diphthong.
(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
synizesis syn·i·ze·sis (sĭn’ĭ-zē’sĭs)
Closure or obliteration of the pupil of the eye.
The phase of meiosis in some species in which the chromatin contracts into a mass at one side of the nucleus.
noun, plural synkarya [sin-kar-ee-uh] /sɪnˈkær i ə/ (Show IPA). Cell Biology. 1. a nucleus formed by the fusion of two preexisting nuclei. noun 1. (biology) the nucleus of a fertilized egg synkaryon syn·kar·y·on (sĭn-kār’ē-ŏn’, -ē-ən) n. The nucleus of a fertilized egg immediately after the male and female nuclei have fused.
synkinesis syn·ki·ne·sis (sĭn’kə-nē’sĭs, -kī-, sĭng’-) n. Involuntary movement of muscles or limbs accompanying a voluntary movement. syn’ki·net’ic (-nět’ĭk) adj.
noun, plural synnemata [si-nee-muh-tuh] /sɪˈni mə tə/ (Show IPA). Mycology. 1. a spore-bearing structure having very compact conidiophores.
noun 1. an assembly of ecclesiastics or other church delegates, convoked pursuant to the law of the church, for the discussion and decision of ecclesiastical affairs; ecclesiastical council. 2. any council. noun 1. a local or special ecclesiastical council, esp of a diocese, formally convened to discuss ecclesiastical affairs