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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.


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


(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]
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"


n. Gr. syrinx.
1. fístula;
2. tubo o conducto.
References in classic literature ?
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?
Blues, and Misha, with Zap and Syrinx as parents, as they are the only fillies in the field and the lightest too at 52 kilograms, with all the colts weighing 54 kilograms.
Now 17, Taylor has three syrinx formations on her spinal cord but they could be removed by specialist surgery at Europe's only Chiari Institute in Barcelona.
All the concerts started with Debussy's Syrinx for solo flute (Diego Acena Moreno the warm and welcoming flautist in the embracing acoustic of this fine Norman church) and generously involved the harp.
2,5,6) In passerine birds, psittacine birds, and waterfowl, aspergillosis can present as a single lesion at the level of the syrinx within the tracheal lumen.
This method of encoding sexuality within total exposure of the body is seen in Arthur Hacker's paintings: Syrinx (1892) [Fig.
The common carotid arteries were observed to give off the tracheosyringeal branch, which supplied the syrinx and trachea, and the thyroid artery, which supplied the thyroid gland.
The structure, called a syrinx, belonged to Vegavis iaai, a bird that lived 68 million to 66 million years ago, researchers report online October 12 in Nature.
The discovery of the Mesozoic Era vocal organ -- called a syrinx -- and its apparent absence in non-avian dinosaur fossils of the same age indicates that the organ may have originated late in the evolution of birds, and that other dinosaurs may not have been able to make noises similar to the bird calls we hear today.
For Debussy, late compositions including Syrinx for solo flute (published 1927) and the Cello Sonata (1915) reveal bolder gestures than were common in his earlier music.
In only 9% of cases was an underlying pathologic condition found: 29 patients had spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis, 9 had Scheuermann's kyphosis, 5 had a syrinx, 2 had a herniated disk, 1 had hydromyelia, I had a tethered cord, and I had an intraspinal tumor.
Magnetic resonance imaging showed extensive syrinx cavities, an intramedullary lesion at the T4-T5 spinal cord level e, and a subarachnoid haemorrhage.