Syringes
Syrinx Syr"inx, n.; pl. {Syringes}. [NL., from Gr. ? a pipe.] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrument made of reeds tied together; -- called also {pandean pipes}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) The lower larynx in birds. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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