plural noun Si·pho·no·sto·ma·ta \ˌsīfənōˈstōmətə\

Definition of Siphonostomata

  1. 1 in some classifications :  a tribe of parasitic copepod crustaceans including many parasites of fishes (such as the lernaeans) that have a mouth adapted to suck blood

  2. 2 in former classifications :  an artificial group of marine snails possessing a canal for the passage of the siphon at the base of the aperture


\sīˈfänəˌstōm, ˈsīfən-\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of siphonostomata

New Latin, from siphon- + stomata

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