(Syn"the*sist) n. One who employs synthesis, or who follows synthetic methods.
(Syn"the*size) v. t.
1. To combine by synthesis; to unite.
2. To produce by synthesis; as, to synthesize albumin.
(Syn*thet"ic Syn*thet"ic*al) a. synthétique.]>
1. Of or pertaining to synthesis; consisting in synthesis or composition; as, the synthetic method of reasoning,
as opposed to analytical.
Philosophers hasten too much from the analytic to the synthetic method; that is, they draw general conclusions
from too small a number of particular observations and experiments.Bolingbroke.
2. (Chem.) Artificial. Cf. Synthesis, 2.
3. (Zoöl.) Comprising within itself structural or other characters which are usually found only in two or
more diverse groups; said of species, genera, and higher groups. See the Note under Comprehensive,
Synthetic, or Synthetical language, an inflectional language, or one characterized by grammatical
endings; opposed to analytic language. R. Morris.
(Syn*thet"ic*al*ly), adv. In a synthetic manner.
(Syn"the*tize) v. t. [Cf. Gr. .] To combine; to unite in regular structure. [R.]
(Syn"to*my) n. [Gr. fr. to cut short; sy`n with + to cut.] Brevity; conciseness. [R.]
(Syn"to*nin) n. [Cf. Gr. stretched tight, intense.] (Physiol. Chem.) A proteid substance (acid
albumin) formed from the albuminous matter of muscle by the action of dilute acids; formerly called
musculin. See Acid albumin, under Albumin.
(Sy"pher*ing) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Carp.) The lapping of chamfered edges of planks to
make a smooth surface, as for a bulkhead.
(Syph"i*lide) n. [F.] (Med.) A cutaneous eruption due to syphilis.
(Syph"i*lis) n. [NL., fr. Syphilus, the name of a shepherd in the Latin poem of Fracastoro,
"Syphilus, sive Morbus Gallicus," which was published in 1530; Gr. hog, swine + dear, loving. The term
was introduced into nosology by Sauvages.] (Med.) The pox, or venereal disease; a chronic, specific,
infectious disease, usually communicated by sexual intercourse or by hereditary transmission, and occurring
in three stages known as primary, secondary, and tertiary syphilis. See under Primary, Secondary,