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) \

Medical Definition of synechia

: 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 16 Apr. 2021.

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