Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The divided part beyond the pylangium in the aortic trunk of the amphibian heart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The divided part beyond the pylangium in the aortic trunk of the amphibian heart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A collective blood-vessel, or a common trunk whence several arteries branch: specifically applied to the terminal portion of the truncus arteriosus of lower vertebrates.
  • n. In botany, the peculiar boat-shaped sorus of certain ferns of the order MarattiaceƦ. Also synange.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek a hollow vessel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This truncus consists of two parts: the first, the conus or pylangium (c.a.), muscular, contractile, and containing a series of valves; the second, the bulbus or synangium (b.a.), without valves and pulsatile.

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