Definition of azygous in English:

azygous

adjective

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

    • ‘The azygous lobe is not a true anatomic lobe, in that it does not have a separate segmental bronchus.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek azugos ‘unyoked’ (compare with azygos vein) + -ous.

Pronunciation

azygous

/ˈazɪɡəs/