Definitions for: Syrinx


[n] the vocal organ of a bird
[n] a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
voice.

Synonyms: pandean pipe, panpipe

See Also: anatomical structure, bird, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure, wind, wind instrument

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