Synarthrodia Syn`ar·thro"di·a noun [ New Latin ] (Anat.) Synarthrosis. -- Syn`ar*thro"di*al adjective Dunglison.
Synarthrosis Syn`ar·thro"sis noun
; plural Synarthroses
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... a being jointed together, from ... to link or joint together; sy`n
with + ... a joint.] (Anat.) Immovable articulation by close union, as in sutures. It sometimes includes symphysial articulations also. See the Note under Articulation , noun , 1.
Synastry Syn"as·try noun [ Prefix syn- + Greek ... a star.] Concurrence of starry position or influence; hence, similarity of condition, fortune, etc., as prefigured by astrological calculation. [ R.] Motley.
Synaxis Syn·ax"is noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to bring together. See Synagogue .] A congregation; also, formerly, the Lord's Supper. Jer. Taylor.
Syncarp Syn"carp noun [ New Latin syncarpium . See Syncarpous .] (Botany) A kind of aggregate fruit in which the ovaries cohere in a solid mass, with a slender receptacle, as in the magnolia; also, a similar multiple fruit, as a mulberry.
Syncarpium Syn·car"pi·um noun
; plural Syncarpia
. [ New Latin ] (Botany) Same as Syncarp .
Syncarpous Syn·car"pous adjective [ Prefix syn- + Greek ... a fruit.] (Botany) Composed of several carpels consolidated into one ovary.
Syncategorematic Syn·cat`e·gor`e·mat"ic adjective [ Greek ...; sy`n with + ... a predicate. See Syn- , and Categorematic .] (Logic) Not capable of being used as a term by itself; -- said of words, as an adverb or preposition.
Synchondrosis Syn`chon·dro"sis noun
; plural Synchondroses
. [ New Latin , from Greek ...; sy`n
with + ... cartilage.] (Anat.) An immovable articulation in which the union is formed by cartilage.
Synchondrotomy Syn`chon·drot"o·my noun [ Greek ... union by cartilage + ... to cut.] (Surg.) Symphyseotomy.
Synchoresis Syn`cho·re"sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; sy`n with + ... a going.] (Rhet.) A concession made for the purpose of retorting with greater force.
Synchronal Syn"chro·nal adjective [ See Synchronous .] Happening at, or belonging to, the same time; synchronous; simultaneous. Dr. H. More.
Synchronal Syn"chro·nal noun A synchronal thing or event.
Synchronical Syn·chron"ic·al adjective [ Confer French synchronique .] Happening at the same time; synchronous. Boyle. -- Syn*chron"ic*al*ly , adverb
Synchronism Syn"chro·nism noun [ Greek ..., from ... to be contemporary with, from ... synchronous. See Synchronous .] 1. The concurrence of events in time; simultaneousness. 2. The tabular arrangement of historical events and personages, according to their dates. 3. (Paint.) A representation, in the same picture, of two or events which occured at different times.
Synchronistic Syn`chro·nis"tic adjective Of or pertaining to synchronism; arranged according to correspondence in time; as, synchronistic tables.
Synchronization Syn`chro·ni·za"tion noun The act of synchronizing; concurrence of events in respect to time.
Synchronize Syn"chro·nize intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Synchronized
; present participle & verbal noun Synchronizing
.] [ Greek ....] To agree in time; to be simultaneous.
The path of this great empire, through its arch of progress, synchronized with that of Christianity. De Quincey.
Synchronize Syn"chro·nize transitive verb 1. To assign to the same date or period of time; as, to synchronize two events of Greek and Roman history. "Josephus synchronizes Nisan with the Egyptian Pharmus." W. Latin Bevan. 2. To cause to agree in time; as, to synchronize the movements of different machines; to synchronize clocks.
Synchronology Syn`chro·nol"o·gy noun [ Prefix syn- + Greek ... time + -logy .] Contemporaneous chronology.
Synchronous Syn"chro·nous adjective [ Greek ...; sy`n with + ... time. Confer Chronicle .] Happening at the same time; simultaneous. -- Syn"chro*nous*ly , adverb
Synchrony Syn"chro·ny noun The concurrence of events in time; synchronism.
Geological contemporaneity is the same as chronological synchrony . Huxley.
Synchysis Syn"chy·sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to confound; sy`n with + ... to pour.] A derangement or confusion of any kind, as of words in a sentence, or of humors in the eye. Sparkling synchysis (Medicine) , a condition in which the vitreous humor is softened and contains sparkling scales of cholesterin.
Synclastic Syn·clas"tic adjective [ Prefix syn- + Greek kla^n to break.] (Math. Physics) Curved toward the same side in all directions; -- said of surfaces which in all directions around any point bend away from a tangent plane toward the same side, as the surface of a sphere; -- opposed to anticlastic. Sir W. Thomson.
Synclinal Syn·cli"nal adjective [ Greek ... to incline together; sy`n with + ... to incline.] 1. Inclined downward from opposite directions, so as to meet in a common point or line. 2. (Geol.) Formed by strata dipping toward a common line or plane; as, a synclinal trough or valley; a synclinal fold; -- opposed to anticlinal . » A downward flexure in the case of folded rocks makes a synclinal axis, and the alternating upward flexure an anticlinal axis.
Synclinal Syn·cli"nal noun (Geol.) A synclinal fold.
Syncline Syn·cline" noun (Geol.) A synclinal fold.
Synclinical Syn·clin"ic·al adjective Synclinal. [ R.]
Synclinorium Syn`cli·no"ri·um noun
; plural Synclinoria
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... to lay together + ... mountain.] (Geol.) A mountain range owing its origin to the progress of a geosynclinal, and ending in a catastrophe of displacement and upturning. Dana.
Syncopal Syn"co·pal adjective Of or pertaining to syncope; resembling syncope.
Syncopate Syn"co·pate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Syncopated ; present participle & verbal noun Syncopating .] [ Late Latin syncopatus , past participle of syncopare to syncopate, to swoon. See Syncope .] 1. (Gram.) To contract, as a word, by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; as, "Gloster" is a syncopated form of "Gloucester." 2. (Mus.) To commence, as a tone, on an unaccented part of a measure, and continue it into the following accented part, so that the accent is driven back upon the weak part and the rhythm drags.
Syncopation Syn`co·pa"tion noun 1. (Gram.) The act of syncopating; the contraction of a word by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; syncope. 2. (Mus.) The act of syncopating; a peculiar figure of rhythm, or rhythmical alteration, which consists in welding into one tone the second half of one beat with the first half of the beat which follows.
Syncope Syn"co·pe noun
[ Latin syncope
, Greek ... a cutting up, a syncope; akin to ... to beat together, to cut up, cut short, weavy; sy`n
with + ... to strike, cut.] 1. (Gram.) An elision or retrenchment of one or more letters or syllables from the middle of a word; as, ne'er for never , ev'ry for every . 2. (Mus.) Same as Syncopation . 3. (Medicine) A fainting, or swooning. See Fainting . 4. A pause or cessation; suspension.
Revely, and dance, and show, Cowper.
Suffer a syncope and solemn pause.
Syncopist Syn"co·pist noun One who syncopates. Addison.
Syncopize Syn"co·pize transitive verb To syncopate.
Syncotyledonous Syn·cot`y·led"on·ous adjective [ Prefix syn- + cotyledonous .] (Botany) Having united cotyledonous.
Syncretic Syn·cret"ic adjective Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion. Smart.
Syncretism Syn"cre·tism noun
[ Greek ..., from ... to make two parties join against a third: confer French syncrétisme
.] Attempted union of principles or parties irreconcilably at variance with each other.
He is plotting a carnal syncretism , and attempting the reconcilement of Christ and Belial. Baxter.
Syncretism is opposed to eclecticism in philosophy. Krauth-Fleming.
Syncretism Syn"cre·tism noun (Philol.) The union or fusion into one of two or more originally different inflectional forms, as of two cases.
Syncretist Syn"cre·tist noun [ Confer French syncrétiste .] One who attempts to unite principles or parties which are irreconcilably at variance; specifically (Eccl. Hist.) , an adherent of George Calixtus and other Germans of the seventeenth century, who sought to unite or reconcile the Protestant sects with each other and with the Roman Catholics, and thus occasioned a long and violent controversy in the Lutheran church.
Syncretistic Syn`cre·tis"tic adjective 1. Pertaining to, or characterized by, syncretism; as, a syncretistic mixture of the service of Jehovah and the worship of idols. 2. Of or pertaining to Syncretists.
Syncrisis Syn"cri·sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a comparison; ... together + ... to judge.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech in which opposite things or persons are compared. Crabb.
Syncytium Syn·cy"ti·um noun
; plural Syncitia
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... together + ... a hollow vessel.] 1. (Biol.) Tissue in which the cell or partition walls are wholly wanting and the cell bodies fused together, so that the tissue consists of a continuous mass of protoplasm in which nuclei are imbedded, as in ordinary striped muscle. 2. (Zoology) The ectoderm of a sponge.
Syndactyl, Syndactyle Syn·dac"tyl, Syn·dac"tyle adjective [ Syn- + Greek ... finger, toe.] (Zoology & Med.) Having two or more digits wholly or partly united. See Syndactylism .
Syndactyle Syn·dac"tyle noun [ Prefix syn- + Greek ... finger, toe: confer French syndactyle .] (Zoology) Any bird having syndactilous feet.
Syndactylic Syn·dac·tyl"ic adjective (Zoology) Syndactilous.
Syndactylous Syn·dac"tyl·ous adjective (Zoology) Having the toes firmly united together for some distance, and without an intermediate web, as the kingfishers; gressorial.
Syndesmography Syn`des·mog"ra·phy noun [ Greek ... band, bond + -graphy .] A description of the ligaments; syndesmology.
Syndesmology Syn`des·mol"o·gy noun [ Greek ... band, bond + -logy .] That part of anatomy which treats of ligaments.
Syndesmosis Syn`des·mo"sis noun
; plural Syndesmoses
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... a bond; ... together + ... a bond, from ... to bind.] (Anat.) An articulation formed by means of ligaments.