from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having few or imperfect syringeal muscles; -- said of some passerine birds (Oligomyodi).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having few or imperfectly differentiated muscles of the syrinx: applied to a lower series of birds of the order Passeres, such as the Clamatores or Mesomyodi, and synonymous with mesomyodian, but of less exact signification.


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