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[az-uh-guh s, ey-zahy-]
adjective Biology.
  1. 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 zygón yoke1
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Historical Examples

  • The last joint in the abdomen of Crustacea; variously regarded as a segment without appendages, or as an azygous appendage.

    The Ancient Life History of the Earth

    Henry Alleyne Nicholson

British Dictionary definitions for azygous


  1. biology developing or occurring singly
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Word Origin

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