noun si·phono·glyph \sīˈfänəˌglif, ˈsīfənōˌg-\
variants: less commonly



Definition of siphonoglyph



  1. :  a special groove leading down into the gullet from a corner of the mouth in many anthozoans

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Origin and Etymology of siphonoglyph

siphon- + Greek glyphē carved work — more at glyph

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to cast off or become cast off

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