syrinx: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sir'ingks), [key]
— pl. sy•rin•ges syr•inx•es.
- the vocal organ of birds, situated at or near the bifurcation of the trachea into the bronchi.
- (cap.)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.
- a panpipe.
- a narrow corridor in an ancient Egyptian tomb.
- syrinx (Thesaurus)