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(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.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek azugos ‘unyoked’ (compare with azygos vein) + -ous.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.