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Meaning of SYRINX

Pronunciation:  'siringks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the vocal organ of a bird
  2. [n]  a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together

SYRINX is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: pandean pipe, panpipe
 See Also: anatomical structure, bird, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure, wind, wind instrument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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