Pronunciation: (sir'ingks), [key]
pl. sy•rin•gesPronunciation: (su-rin'jēz), [key] syr•inx•es.

1. Ornith.the vocal organ of birds, situated at or near the bifurcation of the trachea into the bronchi.
2. (cap.) Class. Myth.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.
3. a panpipe.
4. a narrow corridor in an ancient Egyptian tomb.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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