noun si·phun·cle \ˈsīˌfəŋkel\

Definition of siphuncle



  1. 1a :  a membranous tubular extension of the mantle which runs through the partitions of the chambers to the apex of a shelled cephalopod :  siphon b :  the shelly structures that are usually funnel-shaped or tubular processes of the septa and that ensheathe and support the cephalopod siphuncle

  2. 2 :  a cornicle of an aphid

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Origin and Etymology of siphuncle

New Latin siphunculus, from Latin, little pipe, diminutive of sipho, siphon siphon — more at siphon

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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