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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: go'ne-o-si-nek'e-a

Definition: Adhesion of the iris to the posterior surface of the cornea in the angle of the anterior chamber; associated with angle-closure glaucoma.

Synonym(s): peripheral anterior synechia

[G. gonia, angle, + synechis, holding together]

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