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

First Known Use of syneresis

circa 1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for syneresis

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

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syneresis

noun
syn·ere·sis
variants: also synaeresis \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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