azygos

noun
azy·​gos | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈzī-gəs How to pronounce azygos (audio) \

Definition of azygos

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an azygos anatomical part

azygos

adjective
azy·​gos | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈzī-gəs How to pronounce azygos (audio) \
variants: or less commonly azygous

Definition of azygos (Entry 2 of 2)

: not being one of a pair : single an azygos vein

First Known Use of azygos

Noun

1646, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for azygos

Noun

New Latin, from Greek, unyoked, from a- + zygon yoke — more at yoke

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“Azygos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azygos. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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azygos

noun
azy·​gos | \ ā-ˈzī-gəs How to pronounce azygos (audio) \

Medical Definition of azygos

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an azygos anatomical part

azygos

adjective
azy·​gos
variants: also azygous \ (ˈ)ā-​ˈzī-​gəs How to pronounce azygos (audio) \

Medical Definition of azygos (Entry 2 of 2)

: not being one of a pair the azygos muscle of the uvula the azygos system of veins

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