syrinx

noun syr·inx \ ˈsir-iŋ(k)s \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of syrinx

plural syringes play \sə-ˈriŋ-ˌgēz, -ˈrin-ˌjēz\ or syrinxes
1
[Late Latin, from Greek]
: panpipe
2
[New Latin, from Greek]
: the vocal organ of birds that is a special modification of the lower part of the trachea or of the bronchi or of both

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1606

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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syrinx

noun syr·inx \ ˈsir-iŋ(k)s \

medical Definition of syrinx

plural syringes play \sə-ˈriŋ-ˌgēz, -ˈrin-ˌjēz\ or syrinxes
1 : the vocal organ of birds that is a special modification of the lower part of the trachea or of the bronchi or of both
2 : a pathological cavity in the brain or spinal cord especially in syringomyelia

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