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Definitions for syneresis
sɪˈnɛr ə sɪssynere·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syneresis, synaeresisnoun

    the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong

  2. syneresis, synaeresisnoun

    the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syneresisnoun

    the union, or drawing together into one syllable, of two vowels that are ordinarily separated in syllabification; synecphonesis; -- the opposite of diaeresis

  2. Syneresisnoun

    same as Synaeresis

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. a taking or drawing together, fr. to take together; sy`n with + to take, to grasp. See Syn-, and Heresy.]


  1. Syneresis

    Syneresis, in chemistry, is the extraction or expulsion of a liquid from a gel, as when lymph drains from a contracting clot of blood. Another example of syneresis is the collection of whey on the surface of yogurt. Syneresis can also be observed when the amount of diluent in a swollen polymer exceeds the solubility limit as the temperature changes. A household example of this is the counter intuitive expulsion of water from dry gelatin when the temperature increases. Syneresis has also been proposed as the mechanism of formation of the amorphous silicate composing the frustule of diatoms In the processing of dairy milk, for example during cheese making, syneresis is the formation of the curd due to the sudden removal of the hydrophilic macropeptides, which causes an imbalance in intermolecular forces. Bonds between hydrophobic sites start to develop and are enforced by calcium bonds which form as the water molecules in the micelles start to leave the structure. This process is usually referred to as the phase of coagulation and syneresis. The splitting of the bond between residues 105 and 106 in the κ-casein molecule is often called the primary phase of the rennet action, while the phase of coagulation and syneresis is referred to as the secondary phase.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Syneresis

    Synæresis, si-ner′e-sis, n. the coalescence of two vowels or syllables—opp. to Diæresis. [Gr. syn, together, hairein, to take.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syneresis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syneresis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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