hyponome

noun hy·po·nome

Definition of hyponome

plural

-s

  1. :  the swimming funnel of a cephalopod

hyponomic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hyponome

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 — more at nimble


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