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syrinx

[ sir-ingks ]

noun

, plural sy·rin·ges [s, uh, -, rin, -jeez], syr·inx·es.
  1. Ornithology. the vocal organ of birds, situated at or near the bifurcation of the trachea into the bronchi.
  2. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a mountain nymph of Arcadia who was transformed, in order to protect her chastity from Pan, into the reed from which Pan then made the panpipe.
  3. a panpipe.
  4. a narrow corridor in an ancient Egyptian tomb.


syrinx

1

/ sɪˈrɪndʒɪəl; ˈsɪrɪŋks /

noun

  1. the vocal organ of a bird, which is situated in the lower part of the trachea
  2. (in classical Greek music) a panpipe or set of panpipes
  3. anatomy another name for the Eustachian tube


Syrinx

2

/ ˈsɪrɪŋks /

noun

  1. Greek myth a nymph who was changed into a reed to save her from the amorous pursuit of Pan. From this reed Pan then fashioned his musical pipes

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Derived Forms

  • syringeal, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of syrinx1

1600–10; (< Latin ) < Greek sŷrinx pipe, pipelike object

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Word History and Origins

Origin of syrinx1

C17: via Latin from Greek surinx pipe

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Example Sentences

That may not be an issue if there are enough low dead-volume syringes—but if there aren’t, the FDA will have to work to make sure enough total doses are provided.

We need money for glass, for syringes, for needles—everything.

While this package contained supplies for administering the vaccine—syringes, needles, alcohol swabs, and more—the real challenge would occur the following week.

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One complicating factor was that companion kits shipped to vaccination sites by the federal government did not contain many spare syringes needed to give the excess doses.

Nurses giving vaccine shots need alcohol wipes, syringes, needles, masks and gloves, some of which are in short supply in places.

There remain then the lyre and the cithara for use in our city; and for shepherds in the country a syrinx (pan's pipes).'

Lyra d soi, n d' eg, kai kithara leipetai, kai kata polin chrsima; kai au kat' agrous tois nomeusi syrinx an tis ei.

The nymph Syrinx, beloved by Pan and flying from his pursuit, takes refuge among some bulrushes.

He formed the reeds into a pipe, hence the name of Syrinx given to the "Pan's pipe," see 94.

If the people have the syrinx (or Pandean pipe), ascertain the series of musical intervals yielded by its tubes.

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