siphonostomatous

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

Definition of siphonostomatous

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 : having a tubular mouth
3 [New Latin Siphonostomata + English -ous] : of or relating to the Siphonostomata

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siphon- + -stomatous

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“Siphonostomatous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siphonostomatous. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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