|1.||phonetics Compare syneresis the contraction of two vowels originally belonging to separate syllables into a single syllable, without diphthongization|
|2.||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 |
synizesis syn·i·ze·sis (sĭn'ĭ-zē'sĭs)
Closure or obliteration of the pupil of the eye.
The phase of meiosis in some species in which the chromatin contracts into a mass at one side of the nucleus.