Fusion vs Synanthy - What's the difference?

fusion | synanthy |


As nouns the difference between fusion and synanthy

is that fusion is fusion while synanthy is (botany) the abnormal fusion of two or more flowers.

fusion

English

Noun

  • The merging of similar or different elements into a union.
  • (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy.
  • (music) a style of music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz.
  • A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures
  • The act of melting or liquefying something by heating it.
  • * {{quote-book, 1855, James David Forbes, chapter=On Glaciers In General, year_published=1859, Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers citation
  • , passage=From a vault in the green-blue ice, more or less perfectly formed each summer, the torrent issues, which represents the natural drainage of the valley, derived partly from land-springs, partly from fusion of the ice.}}
  • * {{quote-us-patent, 1951, Peter L. Paull & Frederick Burton Sellers, Method of Reducing Metal Oxides, 2740706 citation
  • , passage=The upper limit of temperature is determined by the point at which fusion of the ore takes place, or often, for practical purposes, the temperature at which the ore softens and agglomerates.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, Philippe Rousset, chapter=Modeling Crystallization Kinetics of Triacylglycerols, Physical Properties of Lipids, editors=Alejandro G. Marangoni & Suresh Narine, isbn=0824700058 citation
  • , passage=Below the temperature of fusion of the solid phase, the growth rate of the solid/ liquid interface at low undercooling is affected mainly by undercooling.}}
  • (lb) The result of the hybridation of two genes which originally coded for separate proteins.
  • (lb) The process by which two distinct lipid bilayers merge their hydrophobic core, resulting in one interconnected structure.
  • Antonyms

    * (nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine) (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    synanthy

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (botany) the abnormal fusion of two or more flowers
  • * Many of the recorded cases of synanthy are really cases of the adhesion of the inflorescence rather than of the flowers. — Maxwell Tylden Masters, Vegetable teratology , p. 44.
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