syn-, sy-, sym-, syl-, sys-
(Greek: with, together with; also by extension: united; same, similar; at the same time)
Because Sally couldn't wear synthetic clothes, she looked for outfits made of wool, cotton, linen, or silk.2. Pertaining to something which has been prepared, or made, artificially: Nylon, for example, is a synthetic fiber which is not made from a natural material; such as, cellulose.
3. A reference to an emotion or action which is not genuine; especially, when expressed but not sincerely felt: Henry made a synthetic statement of sympathy at the loss of his friend's baseball team, but he didn't really mean it.
4. Etymology: from Greek sunthetikos, "constructive, skilled in putting together", from Latin sunthetos, "combined".
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2. Concerning the situation of putting or bringing things or people together: The systatic groups of students was a result of the teacher, Mrs. Smart, who wanted to have her students combine their information and material while working on their projects.
A systemic disease; such as, diabetes can affect the whole body.
Systemic chemotherapy employs drugs that travel through the bloodstream and reach and affect cells all over the body.
3. Relating to or affecting a particular body system, especially the nervous system.
2. The period specifically during which the left ventricle of the heart contracts.
3. The contraction of the chambers of the heart; especially, the ventricles, to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary arteries.
2. The phase of blood circulation in which the heart's pumping chambers (ventricles) are actively pumping blood.
The ventricles are squeezing (contracting) forcefully, and the pressure against the walls of the arteries is at its highest.