nounWord forms: plural synˈereˌses (sɪˈnɛrəˌsiz
contraction of a gel so that liquid is exuded at the surface, as in the separation
from a blood clot
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Word origin of 'syneresis'ModL < Gr synairesis, a taking or drawing together < syn-, together + hairein, to take