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azygos

noun azy·gos \ (ˌ)ā-ˈzī-gəs \

Definition of azygos

: an azygos anatomical part

Origin and Etymology of azygos

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


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azygos

adjective azy·gos \ (ˌ)ā-ˈzī-gəs \
variants: or less commonly azygous

Definition of azygos

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

First Known Use of azygos

1681

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azygos

noun azy·gos \ ā-ˈzī-gəs \

medical Definition of azygos

: an azygos anatomical part

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azygos

adjective azy·gos
variants: also azygous play \(ˈ)ā-ˈzī-gəs\

medical Definition of azygos

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

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