Definition of azygous in English:

azygous

adjective

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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek azugos unyoked (from a- without + zugon yoke) + -ous.

Pronunciation

azygous

/āˈzīɡəs/