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syrinx

 [sir´inks]
a tube or pipe; a fistula.
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syr·inx

, pl.

sy·ring·es

(sir'ingks, sĭ-rin'jēz),
1. A rarely used synonym for fistula.
2. A pathologic tubular cavity in the brain or spinal cord with a gliotic lining.
[G. a tube, pipe]
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syrinx

(sîr′ĭngks)
n. pl. syringes (sə-rĭn′jēz, -rĭng′gēz) or syrinxes
Zoology The vocal organ of a bird, consisting of thin vibrating muscles at or close to the division of the trachea into the bronchi.

sy·rin′ge·al (sə-rĭn′jē-əl) adj.
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An anormal fluid-containing cavity in the spinal cord in syringomyelia, named by Ollivier d'Angers in 1824
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syr·inx

, pl. syringes (sir'ingks, sir-in'jēz)
1. A pathologic tubular cavity in the brain or spinal cord.
2. The lower part of the bird trachea, which produces vocal sounds.
[G. a tube, pipe]
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syrinx

the sound-producing organ in birds, consisting of a resonating chamber formed by two thin membranes. It is situated where the trachea divides into the bronchii. Compare LARYNX.
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