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syrinx

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noun syr·inx \ˈsir-iŋ(k)s\

Definition of syrinx

plural syringes play \sə-ˈriŋ-ˌgēz, -ˈrin-ˌjēz\ or syrinxes

  1. 1 [Late Latin, from Greek] :  panpipe

  2. 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



1606

First Known Use of syrinx

1606


Medical Dictionary

syrinx

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noun syr·inx \ˈsir-iŋ(k)s\

Medical Definition of syrinx

plural syringes \sə-ˈriŋ-ˌgēz, -ˈrin-ˌjēz\play play or syrinxes

  1. 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. 2:  a pathological cavity in the brain or spinal cord especially in syringomyelia




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "syrinx" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "syrinx"


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