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Noun: syneresis (synereses)  si'ne-ri-sis
  1. The contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
    - synaeresis [Brit, Cdn]
  2. The separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)
    - synaeresis [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: synereses

Type of: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, linguistic process

Encyclopedia: Syneresis