Definition of Siphonophore

1. Noun. A floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored.

Generic synonyms: Hydroid, Hydrozoan
Group relationships: Order Siphonophora, Siphonophora
Specialized synonyms: Nanomia, Jellyfish, Man-of-war, Portuguese Man-of-war, Praya, Apolemia



Definition of Siphonophore

1. n. One of the Siphonophora.

Definition of Siphonophore

1. Noun. (biology) Any of various transparent marine hydrozoans, of the order ''Siphonophora'', that float or swim as colonies of polyps. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Siphonophore

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Medical Definition of Siphonophore

1. One of the Siphonophora. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siphonophore

siphonic
siphonifer
siphoniferous
siphoning
siphonium
siphonlike
siphonobranchiata
siphonobranchiate
siphonoglyph
siphonoglyphe
siphonoglyphes
siphonoglyphs
siphonophora
siphonophoran
siphonophorans
siphonophore (current term)
siphonophores
siphonopoda
siphonostele
siphonosteles
siphonostomata
siphonostomatoid
siphonostomatoids
siphonostomatous
siphonostome
siphonostomes
siphons
siphonstelic
siphorhinal
siphorhinian

Literary usage of Siphonophore

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1. The Teleo-mechanics of Nature: Or, The Source, Nature and Functions of the by Hermann Wettstein (1911)
"The siphonophore consisting of many individual medusas, and yet exhibiting unitary perception and will, is popularly called a colonial sea-nettle. ..."

2. The Foundations of Zo├Âlogy by William Keith Brooks (1899)
"Some of the members of the floating community known as a siphonophore have mouths and stomachs which furnish an abundant supply of food for all; ..."

3. The Philosophy of Biology by James Johnstone (1914)
"Such an animal as a siphonophore, for instance, consists of zooids, and each of these units has the essential structure of a Hydra. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1906)
"... of a siphonophore colony.or of tw< closely-related siphonophore colonies, the question of further classification arises. But this is hardly answerable. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1906)
"A closer investigation, however, has revealed the fact that these bodies are the separated tentacles of an unknown siphonophore. They present one or two ..."

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