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2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Syrinx \Syr"inx\, n.; pl. Syringes. [NL., from Gr. ? a pipe.]
1. (Mus.) A wind instrument made of reeds tied together; --
called also pandean pipes.
2. (Anat.) The lower larynx in birds.
Note: In birds there are two laringes, an upper or true, but
voiceless, larynx in the usual position behind the
tongue, and a lower one, at or near the junction of the
trachea and bronchi, which is the true organ of the
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel
pipes bound together [syn: panpipe, pandean pipe,
2: the vocal organ of a bird
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