Syrinx definition

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(zoology) The vocal organ of a bird, consisting of thin vibrating muscles at or close to the division of the trachea into the bronchi.
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A set of pan-pipes.
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A narrow channel cut in rock, especially in ancient Egyptian tombs.
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(zoology) The voice organ in birds.
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(medicine) A rare, fluid-filled neuroglial cavity within the spinal cord or in the brain stem.
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(ornithology) The vocal organ of birds, usually located at the base of the trachea and sometimes in the bronchi or trachea.
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(zoology) The vocal organ of a bird, consisting of thin vibrating muscles at or close to the division of the trachea into the bronchi.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
syrinx
Plural:
syringes, syrinxes

Origin of syrinx

  • Latin sȳrinx from Greek sūrinx

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin syrinx, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sÅ·rinx, “pipe, tube, channel, fistula").

    From Wiktionary