noun, plural sy·rin·ges [suh-rin-jeez] /səˈrɪn dʒiz/, syr·inx·es.
- syrphid fly
Origin of syrinx
Examples from the Web for syrinx
Near the lower end of the trachea, just above the lungs, there is a specialized organ of the bird's throat called the syrinx.
They lighted torches and went through the syrinx, a winding tunnel painted with gigantic figures of gods and with hieroglyphics.The Tour|Louis Couperus
"There is one fear in my heart, kind stranger," said Syrinx earnestly.Half a Hundred Hero Tales|Various
The syrinx or musical apparatus is, in most, well developed.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
It must not be supposed, however, that the syrinx does not perform an important function in the production of avian melody.
noun plural syringes (sɪˈrɪndʒiːz) or syrinxes
Word Origin for syrinx
c.1600, the instrument itself known from 14c. in English, from Late Latin syrinx, from Greek syrinx "shepherd's pipe." Used of vocal organs of birds from 1872.