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syneresis

Pronunciation: si-ner'e-sis

Definition:

  1. The contraction of a gel, a blood clot, by which part of the dispersion medium is squeezed out.
  2. Degeneration of the vitreous humor with loss of gel consistency to become partially or completely fluid.

[G. synairesis, a taking or drawing together]

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