Siphonostomata

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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siphonostome \sīˈfänəˌstōm, ˈsīfən- \ noun plural -s

History and Etymology for Siphonostomata

New Latin, from siphon- + stomata

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