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English definition of “azygous”

azygous

adjective uk   /əˈzaɪ.ɡəs/ us    /eɪˈzɑɪ.ɡəs/ specialized
(of any structure in the body) existing as a single structure not part of a pair: If the obstruction is above the entry of the azygos vein, the syndrome is less pronounced.Substances and structures in the body
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