variants or anisomyodous
: having the syringeal muscles inserted unequally either in the middle of the bronchial half rings or only upon the dorsal or ventral ends of the bronchial half rings
used of certain passerine birds

Word History


anis- entry 1 + Greek myōdēs muscular + English -ian or -ous

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anisomyodian was in 1901

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“Anisomyodian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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