Definition of azygous in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈazɪgəs


Anatomy & Biology
  • (Of an organic structure) single; not existing in pairs.
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    • 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' (compare with azygos vein) + -ous.

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