2. To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.
(Sy*rin"ge*al) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the syrinx; as, the syringeal muscle.
(Sy*rin"gin) n. (Chem.) A glucoside found in the bark of the lilac (Syringa) and extracted as a
white crystalline substance; formerly called also lilacin.
(||Sy*rin"go*cle) n. [Syrinx + Gr. hollow.] (Anat.) The central canal of the spinal cord. B.
(Sy*rin"go*tome) n. [Cf. F. syringotome. See Syringotomy.] (Surg. & Anat.) A small
blunt-pointed bistoury, used in syringotomy.
(Syr`in*got"o*my) n. [Gr. a tube, a hollow sore + to cut: cf. F. syringotomie.] (Surg.) The
operation of cutting for anal fistula.
(Syr"inx) n.; pl. Syringes [NL., from Gr. a pipe.]
1. (Mus.) A wind instrument made of reeds tied together; called also pandean pipes.
2. (Anat.) The lower larynx in birds.
In birds there are two laringes, an upper or true, but voiceless, larynx in the usual position behind the
tongue, and a lower one, at or near the junction of the trachea and bronchi, which is the true organ of
(||Syr"ma) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. to drag.] (Class. Antiq.) A long dress, trailing on the floor, worn by
tragic actors in Greek and Roman theaters.
(Syr"phi*an) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the syrphus flies. n. (Zoöl.) A syrphus fly.
(Syr"phus fly`) [NL. Syrphus, the generic name, fr. Gr. a kind of winged insect.] (Zoöl.) Any
one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the genus Syrphus and allied genera. They are usually
bright-colored, with yellow bands, and hover around plants. The larvæ feed upon plant lice, and are, therefore,
very beneficial to agriculture.
(Syrt) n. [L. syrtis a sand bank in the sea, Gr. : cf. F. syrte.] A quicksand; a bog. [R.] Young.
(Syr"tic) a. Of or pertaining to a syrt; resembling syrt, or quicksand. [R.] Ed. Rev.
(||Syr"tis) n.; pl. Syrtes [See Syrt.] A quicksand.
Quenched in a boggy syrtis, neither seaMilton.
Nor good dry land.
(Syr"up n., Syr"up*y) , a. [See Sirup.] Same as Sirup, Sirupy.
(||Sys`sar*co"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to unite by flesh, to cover over with flesh; sy`n with +
flesh.] (Anat.) The junction of bones by intervening muscles.
(Sys*tal"tic) a. [L. systalticus drawing together, Gr. from to draw together. Cf. Sustaltic,
Systole.] (Physiol.) Capable of, or taking place by, alternate contraction and dilatation; as, the systaltic
action of the heart.
(||Sys"ta*sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to stand together. See under System.] A political union,
confederation, or league. [R.] Burke.