Definition of azygos:
Synonyms for azygos:
Carefully watch the emptying of the vena azygos major and minor, with the veins of the arms and head all being poured in from little or great rivers to the vena innominate on their way to the great hospital of life and nourishment; whose quarter- master is the heart; whose finishing mechanic is the lung.- "Philosophy of Osteopathy", Andrew T. Still.
The general median line of the human body is characterized as the point of fusion of the two sides; and all structures or organs which range this common centre are either symmetrically azygos, or symmetrically duplex.- "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.
At this latter situation it is in immediate contact with the posterior thick part of the left lung; whilst on its right are placed, L, the thoracic duct; I, the oesophagus; K, the vena azygos, and the vertebral column.- "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.