In some parasitic protozoa the pairing of gamonts prior to sexual fusion, in gregarines the end-to-end attachment of the sporonts, in some crinoids the fusion of organs or skeletal elements.

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  • Syzygy AG — Unternehmensform Aktiengesellschaft ISIN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Syzygy — Syz y*gy (s[i^]z [i^]*j[y^]), n.; pl. {Syzygies} ( j[i^]z). [L. syzygia a joining together, conjunction, Gr. syzygi a; sy n with + zeygny nai to join, zygo n yoke: cf. F. syzygie. See {Yoke}, n.] 1. (Astron.) The point of an orbit, as of the moon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syzygy — conjunction or opposition of a heavenly body with the sun, 1650s, from L.L. syzygia, from Gk. syzygia yoke, pair, union of two, conjunction, from syzygein to yoke together, from syn together + zygon yoke (see JUGULAR (Cf. jugular)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • syzygy — [siz′ə jē] n. pl. syzygies [LL syzygia < Gr < syn , together + zygon, YOKE] 1. a pair of things, esp. a pair of opposites 2. Astron. Rare either of two opposing points in the orbit of a celestial body, specif. of the moon, at which it is in …   English World dictionary

  • Syzygy — In broadest terms, Syzygy (IPAEng|ˈsɪzɪʤi) is a kind of unity, especially through coordination or alignment, most commonly used in the astronomical and/or astrological sense. [ x=56 y=22 Syzygy… …   Wikipedia

  • Syzygy — Syzygium, auch Syszygie (Pl. Syszigien, lat. sycygia „etwas durch ein Joch Verbundendes“, „Zusammenfügung“, englisch syzygy) steht für: Syzygium (Astronomie), eine Winkelstellung von Sonne, Erde und Mond oder einem der Planeten Syzygie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • syzygy — syzygial /si zij ee euhl/, syzygetic /siz i jet ik/, syzygal /siz i geuhl/, adj. /siz i jee/, n., pl. syzygies. 1. Astron. an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet: Syzygy in the sun earth… …   Universalium

  • syzygy — noun (plural gies) Etymology: Late Latin syzygia conjunction, from Greek, from syzygos yoked together, from syn + zygon yoke more at yoke Date: circa 1847 the nearly straight line configuration of three celestial bodies (as the sun, moon, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • syzygy — n.; pl. syzygies [Gr. syzygos, united] 1. The combining of organs without loss of identity. 2. (ECHINODERMATA: Crinoidea) Having each nodal columnal closely and rigidly jointed to the internodal columnal below it by short elastic fibers, and as… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • syzygy — noun /ˈsɪz.ɪdʒ.i/ a) A kind of unity, namely an alignment of three celestial bodies (for example, the Sun, Earth, and Moon) such that one body is directly between the other two, such as occurs at an eclipse b) An …   Wiktionary

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