Si·pho·no·sto·ma·ta | \ ˌsīfənōˈstōmətə \
Definition of Siphonostomata
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 in former classifications : an artificial group of marine snails possessing a canal for the passage of the siphon at the base of the aperture
Keep scrolling for more
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
- The Words of the Week - 6/18/21
- The Disparity Between 'Desperate' and 'Disparate'
- An Impartial View of 'Fair' and 'Fare'
- A Guide to Em Dashes, En Dashes, and Hyphens
Ask the Editors