plural noun
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

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Other Words from Siphonostomata

siphonostome \ sīˈfänəˌstōm , ˈsīfən-​ \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Siphonostomata

New Latin, from siphon- + stomata

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“Siphonostomata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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