siphonostomatous

adjective si·pho·no·stoma·tous \¦sīfənō¦stōmətəs, -täm-\

Definition of siphonostomatous

  1. 1 :  having the front edge of the aperture of the shell prolonged in the shape of a channel for the protection of the siphon —used of various marine snails

  2. 2 :  having a tubular mouth

  3. 3 [New Latin Siphonostomata + English -ous] :  of or relating to the Siphonostomata

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Origin and Etymology of siphonostomatous

siphon- + -stomatous


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