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syn·i·ze·sis

 (sĭn′ĭ-zē′sĭs)
n. pl. syn·i·ze·ses (-sēz)
1. Linguistics The union in pronunciation of two adjacent vowels into one syllable without forming a diphthong.
2. Biology The phase of meiosis in some species in which the chromatin contracts into a mass at one side of the nucleus.

[Late Latin synizēsis, from Greek sunizēsis, from sunizein, to collapse : sun-, syn- + hizein, to settle down; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

synizesis

(ˌsɪnɪˈziːsɪs)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the contraction of two vowels originally belonging to separate syllables into a single syllable, without diphthongization. Compare syneresis
2. (Biology) cytology the contraction of chromatin towards one side of the nucleus during the prophase of meiosis
[C19: via Late Latin from Greek sunizēsis a collapse, from sunizanein to sink down, from syn- + hizein to sit]

syn•i•ze•sis

(ˌsɪn əˈzi sɪs)

n.
the combination into one syllable of two vowels (or of a vowel and a diphthong) that do not form a diphthong. Also called syneresis.
[1840–50; < Late Latin < Greek synízēsis= syníz(ein) to fall together, collapse (syn- syn- + hízein to sit)]
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Noun1.synizesis - the contraction of chromatin towards one side of the nucleus during the prophase of meiosis
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
prophase - the first stage of meiosis
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