hyponome

noun

hy·​po·​nome
plural -s
: the swimming funnel of a cephalopod
hyponomic
¦⸗⸗¦nämik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Greek hyponomē underground passage, hyponomos underground passage, water pipe, conduit, from hyponemesthai to undermine, from hypo- + nemesthai to inhabit, spread over, be situated upon, middle of nemein to distribute, pasture

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“Hyponome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyponome. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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