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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
In his last minutes before the attack, he sidesteps along rowsof cages with containers of seed and pails of water, emptying them intodishes for the birds, speaking to the birds, whistling for the birds,the birds whistling back, hundreds of syrinxes, reeds of differentsizes, piping like a transcontinental avichorus.
(12) Previous cases of patients with enlarging syrinxes also had Chiari Malformations and underwent surgery.