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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the syrinx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the syrinx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, of or pertaining to the syrinx: as, syringeal muscles; syringeal structure. See syrinx, 4.

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Examples

  • A short, rounded occipital crest sat at the back of the head; its syringeal bulla was flattened, rather than rounded as in other pochards.

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  • Features of its syringeal bulla are unique, it has that rounded, bushy head crest, and various details of the plumage on its flanks, wings and neck are unique.

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  • Mimics and others that produce a wide variety of bird song sounds, like the crow, mockingbird, and starling have a greater number of syringeal muscles.

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  • Vincennes, "and something just as creditable to his talent, too -- dissected many birds with special reference to this subject, and gave close attention to birds in the act of singing, both out of doors and in captivity, and I am convinced that he proved the theory of the syringeal origin of bird song to be an erroneous one.

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