syntectic

adjective
syn·​tec·​tic | \ (ˈ)sin‧¦tektik, sən‧ˈt- \
variants: or less commonly syntectical \ -​ektə̇kəl \

Definition of syntectic

: of, relating to, or produced by syntexis : melting or wasting away

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History and Etymology for syntectic

Greek syntēktikos able to liquefy, liquefactive, from syntēktos (verbal of syntēkein to dissolve, liquefy, from syn- + tēkein to melt) + -ikos -ic, -ical

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“Syntectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syntectic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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