Symphytism

Symphytism

Sym"phy*tism\, n. [Gr. ? grown together.] Coalescence; a growing into one with another word. [R.]

Some of the phrasal adverbs have assumed the form of single words, by that symphytism which naturally attaches these light elements to each other. --Earle.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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