Definition of azygous in English:

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Pronunciation: /āˈzīɡəs/


Anatomy & Biology
(Of an organic structure) single; not existing in pairs.
Example sentences
  • In wild-type and azygous fruit, TBG6 mRNA levels were high in the early stages of development, but then dropped dramatically after the breaker stage.
  • PCR was used to identify transformed plants and azygous segregants.
  • The azygous lobe is not a true anatomic lobe, in that it does not have a separate segmental bronchus.


Mid 19th century: from Greek azugos 'unyoked' (from a- 'without' + zugon 'yoke') + -ous.

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Syllabification: az·y·gous

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