siphonanth

noun si·phon·anth \ˈsīfəˌnan(t)th\

Definition of siphonanth

plural

-s

  1. :  a feeding zooid of a compound siphonophore

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Origin and Etymology of siphonanth

back-formation from obsolete English siphonanthous of or belonging to the siphonophoran suborder Siphonanthae, from New Latin Siphonanthae (from siphon- + -anthae —feminine plural of -anthus) + English -ous


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