siphonophore

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si·pho·no·phore

noun \sī-ˈfä-nə-ˌfr, ˈsī-fə-nə-\

Definition of SIPHONOPHORE

:  any of an order (Siphonophora) of compound free-swimming or floating pelagic hydrozoans that are mostly delicate, transparent, and colored and have specialized zooids

Origin of SIPHONOPHORE

ultimately from Greek siphōn + pherein to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: circa 1842

si·pho·no·phore

noun \sī-ˈfän-ə-ˌfō(ə)r, ˈsī-fə-nə-, -ˌf(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SIPHONOPHORE

: any of an order (Siphonophora) of compound free-swimming or floating pelagic hydrozoans—see portuguese man-of-war

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