syrinx


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syrinx:

see panpipespanpipes,
 Pandean pipes
, or syrinx
, musical wind instrument, consisting of graduated tubes closed at one end and fastened together. The player holds the instrument vertically and blows into the open end of the tube; each tube has its own pitch.
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syrinx

[′sir·iŋks]
(paleontology)
A tube surrounding the pedicle in certain fossil brachiopods.
(vertebrate zoology)
The vocal organ in birds.

syrinx

In ancient Egypt, a narrow and deep rock-cut channel or tunnel forming a characteristic feature of Egyptian tombs of the New Empire.

Syrinx

transformed into reeds which pursuing Pan made into pipe. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 232; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
See: Music

Syrinx

nymph, pursued by Pan, was changed into a reed, from which Pan made his pipes. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 876]
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The syrinx is made of stiff cartilage rings supporting soft tissues that vibrate to produce the complex songs and calls of modern birds.
described the characteristic MRI findings of a spinal HMB as a small superficially located, well-demarcated, intensely enhanced tumour associated with a relatively large syrinx compared with the size of the tumour.
Closed defects were associated with abnormalities such as segmentation anomalies, syrinx, scoliosis, tethered cord.
The syrinx, which has been compared to a double-reeded oboe orFrench horn in its construction, derives its name from the Grecian nymphSyrinx.
However, scoliosis may be a musculoskeletal sign of an underlying syrinx.
Francoise Letoublon's article looks at mythological paradigms in the Greek novels, and finds striking similarities in the use of the Syrinx story in the novels of Longus and Achilles Tatius.
Furthermore, craniocervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (especially FLAIR sequence) found cerebellar tonsillar herniation compatible with the Chiari type I malformation in the accompanying syrinx cavity in the cervical spinal cord (Figure 5).
Wind instruments were mainly three, the Aulos, Syrinx, and Salpinx.
That's a tall order to complement, but the Worcester Chamber Music Society came up with a program of three pieces that did just that, augmenting the timelessness of Spero's haunting montage with a selection of string quartets by Schubert and Mendelssohn, and Claude Debussy's Syrinx.