anisomyodian

adjective an·iso·my·o·di·an \-ˌmī¦ōdēən\
variants: or

anisomyodous

\-¦mīədəs\

Definition of anisomyodian

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of anisomyodian

1anis- + Greek myōdēs muscular + English -ian or -ous — more at myodes


First Known Use: 1901


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