Synechia Syn*e"chi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to hold together; sy`n with + ? to hold.] (Med.) A disease of the eye, in which the iris adheres to the cornea or to the capsule of the crystalline lens. [1913 Webster]

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  • synechia — pl. synechiae, 1842, Mod.L., from Gk. synekheia “continuity,” from synekhes “continuous,” from syn (see SYN (Cf. syn )) + ekhein “to hold” (see SCHEME (Cf. scheme)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • synechia — Any adhesion; specifically, anterior or posterior s.. [G. synecheia, continuity, fr. syn, together, + echo, to have, hold] anterior s. adhesion of the iris to the cornea. anular s. adhesion of the entire …   Medical dictionary

  • Synechia — In medicine, synechia refers to an adhesion, usually involving the iris (see article below) but also within the uterus as in Asherman s also* Synechia (eye) …   Wikipedia

  • synechia — noun An eye condition in which the iris adheres either to the cornea (anterior synechia) or to the lens (posterior synechia) …   Wiktionary

  • synechia — n. an adhesion between the iris and another part of the eye. An anterior synechia is between the iris and the endothelium of the cornea or the part of the sclera that normally hides the extreme outer edge of the iris from view. A posterior… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • synechia — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑adhesion • Hyponyms: ↑anterior synechia, ↑posterior synechia …   Useful english dictionary

  • synechia — /si nek ee euh, nee kee euh, sin i kuy euh/, n., pl. synechiae /si nek ee ee , nee kee ee , sin i kuy ee/. Med., Pathol. any adhesion of parts of the body, as of the iris to the cornea. [1835 45; < NL < Gk synécheia continuity, coherence, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • synechia — n. eye disease in which the iris adheres to the lens or cornea (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • synechia — syn·echia …   English syllables

  • Synechia (eye) — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Synechia ICD10 = ICD10|H|21|5|h|15 ICD9 = ICD9|364.7 Caption = Posterior synechia showing part of iris adherent to the lens A synechia is an eye condition where the iris adheres to either the cornea (i.e. anterior… …   Wikipedia

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