Definition of Siphonostomata
1 in some classifications : a tribe of parasitic copepod crustaceans including many parasites of fishes (such as the lernaeans) that have a mouth adapted to suck blood
2 in former classifications : an artificial group of marine snails possessing a canal for the passage of the siphon at the base of the aperture
siphonostome\sīˈfänəˌstōm, ˈsīfən-\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of siphonostomata
New Latin, from siphon- + stomata
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