pylangium

noun py·lan·gi·um \pīˈlanjēəm\

Definition of pylangium

plural

pylangia

\-ēə\
  1. :  the highly muscular portion of the arterial trunk in immediate connection with the ventricle of the heart in some lower vertebrates — compare synangium

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Origin and Etymology of pylangium

New Latin, from pyl- + -angium


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