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 (ā-zī′gəs) Anatomy
adj. also a·zy·gous (-gəs)
Not one of a pair, as a vein or muscle; occurring singly.
An unpaired anatomical structure.

[Greek : a-, a- + -zugos, yoked (from zugon, yoke, pair; see yeug- in Indo-European roots).]


a biological structure not in a pair
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Adj.1.azygos - occurring singlyazygos - occurring singly; not one of a pair; "the azygous muscle of the uvula"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"
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Perfusion was discontinued and the heart was excised by dividing the aorta distal to the innominate artery, the inferior vena cava being transected on the diaphragm and the superior vena cava at the level of the azygos vein.
Flow through the hemiazygos venous ultimately entered into the superior vena cava through the azygos vein [Figure 1]e.
The internal diameter measurement of the midpoint of the bilateral A1, A2 segments of the anterior cerebral artery, the azygos artery and the accessory of the anterior cerebral artery (ACAacs) in the case of the triple variant of the ACA was performed.
The azygos vein seen on the chest x-ray when dilated is a sign of increased right atrial pressure.
infra reanal segment agenezilerinde iliak venler paravertebral ve umblikus bolgesindeki kolleteraller sayesinde vena azygos ve hemiazygosa drene olurlar.
During the operation, the inferior vena cava and azygos vein were intact.
A2 segmentinin 3 tip varyasyonu vardir; aksesuar ACA, bihemisferik ACA ve azygos (eslesmemis) ACA seklinde isimlendirilirler (3).
An anomalous right pulmonary vein draining into the systemic venous circulation either below or above the diaphragm most commonly to the inferior vena cava, occasionally into the hepatic vein, portal vein, azygos vein, coronary sinus or the right atrium.
2,3 Other variants include right pulmonary vein draining into right atrium,4 connection of right pulmonary vein to IVC (scimitar syndrome) and rarely right pulmonary vein connects to azygos vein or coronary sinus.
According to Goffs estate, Luvetta Goff underwent a lumbar spinal fusion performed by doctors Tibbs, Norman and Brown who allegedly caused multiple injuries, including puncturing Goffs Azygos vein, and causing her death.
At T 12, the IVC continues its way up to the chest as Azygos vein, passing through the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm.
proposed an even wider evaluation of the venous system, encompassing not only intra- and extracranial venous drainage systems but also an assessment of venous anatomy and flow in the azygos system [12].