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n. pl. sy·rin·ges (sə-rĭn′jēz, -rĭng′gēz) or syr·inx·es
1. Music See panpipe.
2. Zoology The vocal organ of a bird, consisting of thin vibrating muscles at or close to the division of the trachea into the bronchi.

[Latin sȳrinx, from Greek sūrinx.]

sy·rin′ge·al (sə-rĭn′jē-əl) adj.
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n, pl syringes (sɪˈrɪndʒiːz) or syrinxes
1. (Zoology) the vocal organ of a bird, which is situated in the lower part of the trachea
2. (Instruments) (in classical Greek music) a panpipe or set of panpipes
3. (Anatomy) anatomy another name for the Eustachian tube
[C17: via Latin from Greek surinx pipe]
syringeal adj


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a nymph who was changed into a reed to save her from the amorous pursuit of Pan. From this reed Pan then fashioned his musical pipes
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(ˈsɪr ɪŋks)

n., pl. sy•rin•ges (səˈrɪn dʒiz) syr•inx•es.
1. the vocal organ of birds, situated in the lower part of the trachea where it divides into the bronchi.
[1600–10; < Greek sŷrinx pipe]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syrinx - a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound togethersyrinx - a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together
pipe - a tubular wind instrument
2.syrinx - the vocal organ of a bird
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
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n. Gr. syrinx.
1. fístula;
2. tubo o conducto.
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Have we not seen, or by relation heard, In courts and regal chambers how thou lurk'st, In wood or grove, by mossy fountain-side, In valley or green meadow, to waylay Some beauty rare, Calisto, Clymene, Daphne, or Semele, Antiopa, Or Amymone, Syrinx, many more Too long--then lay'st thy scapes on names adored, Apollo, Neptune, Jupiter, or Pan, Satyr, or Faun, or Silvan?
Of the rushing couples there could barely be discerned more than the high lights--the indistinctness shaping them to satyrs clasping nymphs--a multiplicity of Pans whirling a multiplicity of Syrinxes; Lotis attempting to elude Priapus, and always failing.
A The larynx B The phlynx C The tarynx D The syrinx 8.
The diagnosis rests on MRI and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and is confirmed by digital subtraction angiography (DSA).M Syrinx, which may result from various causes (inflammation, injury, Chiari malformations etc.), can cause cervical myelopathy.
Serious adverse events occurred in four children and included grade 3 obstructive sleep apnea, grade 1 tonsillar hypertrophy, grade 3 thyroglossal cyst, and grade 3 syrinx. No deaths occurred.
Displaying indeterminacy of poses and feelings--rage and desire, stillness and movement--the critiques of the paintings provide a space of inbetweenness and a subtext to Adorno's dictum, paraphrased at the end of Morrow's commentary of the fourth painting Syrinx Delivered 1645, that "[i]n their relation to empirical reality, artworks recall the theologumenon that in the redeemed world everything would be as it is and yet wholly other" (6).
Necropsy was performed, and a large, single nematode was discovered in a cranial air sac over the syrinx, consistent with the intrathoracic portion of the clavicular air sac (Fig 1).
Although it resulted in cord compression and syrinx formation, it responded well to a conservative management.
"We're off to climb Syrinx, see you tonight in Natimuk," called out Helmut and Jutta, a couple of German climbers who passed my tent as I prepared for another day testing my sanity.
"The Taking of Syrinx" or "Gabhail Syrinx," which was also the title of her first collection in Irish, is a fascinating and beautiful depiction of female sexuality and that "eadarghl6r" or voice between words.
Study 1, Pediatric Syrinx: A 14-year-old male presented in the office following ten days of hospitalization at a Johns Hopkins affiliated children's hospital facility for severe head, neck, and upper extremity pain and sensitivity.
In this retelling of the Pan and Syrinx myth, EBB depicts Pan making a flute out of Syrinx, who has transformed into a hollow reed to escape Pan's amorous pursuits.