syneresis

noun syn·er·e·sis \ sə-ˈner-ə-səs , -ˈnir- , especially for sense 2 ˌsi-nə-ˈrē- \

Definition of syneresis

1 : synizesis
2 : the separation of liquid from a gel caused by contraction

Origin and Etymology of syneresis

Late Latin synaeresis, from Greek synairesis, from synairein to contract, from syn- + hairein to take


Medical Dictionary

syneresis

noun syn·ere·sis
variants: also synaeresis play \ˌsin-ə-ˈrē-səs, sə-ˈner-ə-səs\

medical Definition of syneresis

: the separation of liquid from a gel caused by contraction

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