Meaning of azygous in English:


Pronunciation /ˈazɪɡəs/


Anatomy Biology
  • (of an organic structure) single; not existing in pairs.

    ‘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.