an·​iso·​my·​o·​di·​an | \ -ˌmī¦ōdēən \
variants: or anisomyodous \ -​¦mīədəs \

Definition of anisomyodian

: 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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First Known Use of anisomyodian

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisomyodian

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

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“Anisomyodian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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