Siphonophore Definition

sī-fŏnə-fôr, sīfə-nə-
siphonophores
noun
Any of an order (Siphonophora) of small, transparent, often colored, swimming or floating sea hydrozoans composed of several kinds of polyps and including the Portuguese man-of-war.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Siphonophore

Noun

Singular:
siphonophore
Plural:
siphonophores

Origin of Siphonophore

  • From New Latin Sīphōnophora order name Greek sīphō tube Greek -phora neuter pl. of -phoros -phore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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