Definition of syringium
1 : a muscular tubular organ connected with the mouth parts of hemipterous insects and used for the ejection of a poisonous salivary secretion
2 : a tubular organ on the body of some insect larvae from which an offensive fluid can be ejected
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Origin and Etymology of syringium
New Latin, from syring- + -ium
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