synechia

noun

syn·​e·​chia si-ˈnek-ē-ə How to pronounce synechia (audio) -ˈnēk- How to pronounce synechia (audio)
plural synechiae -ē-ˌē How to pronounce synechia (audio) -ˌī How to pronounce synechia (audio)
: an adhesion of parts and especially one involving the iris of the eye: as
a
: adhesion of the iris to the cornea

called also anterior synechia

b
: adhesion of the iris to the crystalline lens

called also posterior synechia

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“Synechia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/synechia. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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