Siphuncle Definition

sīfŭngkəl
noun
A tubelike structure in the body of a shelled cephalopod, such as a nautilus, extending through each chamber of the shell.
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Noun

Singular:
siphuncle
Plural:
siphuncles

Origin of Siphuncle

  • Latin sīphunculus diminutive of sīphō sīphōn- siphon siphon

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

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