azygous

[ az-uh-guhs, ey-zahy- ]
/ ˈæz ə gəs, eɪˈzaɪ- /

adjective Biology.

not being one of a pair; single.

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Origin of azygous

1640–50; <Greek ázygos, equivalent to a-a-6 + zygós, derivative of zygónyoke1

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British Dictionary definitions for azygous

azygous
/ (ˈæzɪɡəs) /

adjective

biology developing or occurring singly

Word Origin for azygous

C17: via New Latin from Greek azugos, from a- 1 + zugon yoke
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