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Princeton's WordNet

  1. azygous, azygos(adj)

    occurring singly; not one of a pair

    "the azygous muscle of the uvula"

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  1. azygos(Noun)

    In anatomy, a structure that is unpaired. This is relatively unusual, as most elements of anatomy reflect bilateral symmetry.

  2. Origin: From the άνισος.

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  1. Azygos

    In anatomy, azygos, from the Greek άζυξ, refers to a structure that is unpaired. This is relatively unusual, as most elements of anatomy reflect bilateral symmetry. Another term for the same concept is impar. Well-known structures incorporating this nomenclature include the azygos vein, ganglion impar, and the anatomical variant known as the azygos lobe of the lung.

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