siphonophore

noun si·pho·no·phore \ sī-ˈfä-nə-ˌfȯr , ˈsī-fə-nə- \

Definition of siphonophore

:any of an order (Siphonophora) of colonial free-swimming or floating pelagic hydrozoans that are mostly delicate, transparent, and colored and have specialized zooids

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Origin and Etymology of siphonophore

ultimately from Greek siphōn + pherein to carry — more at bear


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siphonophore

noun si·pho·no·phore \ sī-ˈfän-ə-ˌfō(ə)r , ˈsī-fə-nə- , -ˌfȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of siphonophore

:any of an order (Siphonophora) of compound free-swimming or floating pelagic hydrozoans — see portuguese man-of-war

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