synechia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n synechia adhesions between the iris and the lens or cornea resulting from trauma or eye surgery or as a complication of glaucoma or cataract; can lead to blindness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Synechia (Med) A disease of the eye, in which the iris adheres to the cornea or to the capsule of the crystalline lens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n synechia Morbid union of parts—specifically of the iris to the cornea (anterior synechia) or to the anterior surface of the capsule of the lens (posterior synechia).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Synechia sin-e-kī′a morbid adhesion between the iris and the cornea
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to hold together; sy`n with + to hold
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. synektikos, holding together, synecheinsyn, together with, echein, to hold.