1. Pertaining to, or characterized by, syncretism; as, a syncretistic mixture of the service of Jehovah and
the worship of idols.
2. Of or pertaining to Syncretists.
(||Syn"cri*sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a comparison; together + to judge.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech
in which opposite things or persons are compared. Crabb.
(||Syn*cy"ti*um) n.; pl. Syncitia [NL., from Gr. together + a hollow vessel.]
1. (Biol.) Tissue in which the cell or partition walls are wholly wanting and the cell bodies fused together,
so that the tissue consists of a continuous mass of protoplasm in which nuclei are imbedded, as in ordinary
2. (Zoöl.) The ectoderm of a sponge.
(Syn*dac"tyle) n. [Pref. syn- + Gr. finger, toe: cf. F. syndactyle.] (Zoöl.) Any bird having
(Syn*dac*tyl"ic) a. (Zoöl.) Syndactilous.
(Syn*dac"tyl*ous) a. (Zoöl.) Having the toes firmly united together for some distance,
and without an intermediate web, as the kingfishers; gressorial.
(Syn`des*mog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. band, bond + -graphy.] A description of the ligaments; syndesmology.
(Syn`des*mol"o*gy) n. [Gr. band, bond + -logy.] That part of anatomy which treats of
(||Syn`des*mo"sis) n.; pl. Syndesmoses [NL., fr. Gr. a bond; together + a bond, fr. to
bind.] (Anat.) An articulation formed by means of ligaments.
(Syn*det"ic Syn*det"ic*al) a. [Gr. from to bind together; sy`n with + to bind; cf. Asyndetic.]
Connecting; conjunctive; as, syndetic words or connectives; syndetic references in a dictionary. Syn*det"ic*al*ly,
With the syndetic juxtaposition of distinct members, the article is not often repeated.C. J. Grece
(Syn"dic) n. [L. syndictus, Gr. helping in a court of justice, advocate; sy`n with + justice, akin to
to show: cf. F. syndic. See Teach.]
1. An officer of government, invested with different powers in different countries; a magistrate.
2. (Law) An agent of a corporation, or of any body of men engaged in a business enterprise; an advocate
or patron; an assignee.
In France, syndics are appointed by the creditors of a bankrupt to manage the property. Almost all the
companies in Paris, the university, and the like, have their syndics. The university of Cambridge, Eng.,
has its syndics, who are chosen from the senate to transact special business, such as the regulation of
fees, the framing of laws, etc.
(Syn"di*cate) n. [Cf. F. syndicat, LL. syndicatus.]
1. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council, or body of syndics. Bp. Burnet.