syrinx


syr·inx

noun \ˈsir-iŋ(k)s\
plural sy·rin·ges \sə-ˈriŋ-ˌgēz, -ˈrin-ˌjēz\ or syr·inx·es

Definition of SYRINX

1
[Late Latin, from Greek] :  panpipe
2
[New Latin, from Greek] :  the vocal organ of birds that is a special modification of the lower part of the trachea or of the bronchi or of both

First Known Use of SYRINX

1606

syr·inx

noun \ˈsir-iŋ(k)s\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sy·rin·ges \sə-ˈriŋ-ˌgēz, -ˈrin-ˌjēz\ or syr·inx·es

Medical Definition of SYRINX

1
: the vocal organ of birds that is a special modification of the lower part of the trachea or of the bronchi or of both
2
: a pathological cavity in the brain or spinal cord especially in syringomyelia

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