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a combining form meaning “tube,” “siphon,” used in the formation of compound words:


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  • Siphonophore

    [sahy-fuh-nuh-fawr, -fohr, sahy-fon-uh-] /ˈsaɪ fə nəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, saɪˈfɒn ə-/ noun 1. any pelagic hydrozoan of the order Siphonophora, being a floating or swimming colony composed of polyps. siphonophore /ˈsaɪfənəˌfɔː; saɪˈfɒnə-/ noun 1. any marine colonial hydrozoan of the order Siphonophora, including the Portuguese man-of-war siphonophore (sī-fŏn’ə-fôr’, sī’fə-nə-) Any of various transparent, often subtly colored marine […]

  • Siphonostele

    [sahy-fon-uh-steel, sahy-fuh-nuh-steel] /saɪˈfɒn əˌstil, ˈsaɪ fə nəˌstil/ noun, Botany. 1. a hollow tube of vascular tissue enclosing a pith and embedded in ground tissue. siphonostele /ˈsaɪfənəˌstiːl/ noun 1. (botany) the cylinder of conducting tissue surrounding a central core of pith in certain stems See also stele (sense 3)

  • Siphrei-torah

    [Sephardic Hebrew se-fer taw-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew sey-fuh r toh-ruh, toi-ruh; English sey-fer tawr-uh, tohr-uh] /Sephardic Hebrew ˈsɛ fɛr tɔˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈseɪ fər ˈtoʊ rə, ˈtɔɪ rə; English ˈseɪ fər ˈtɔr ə, ˈtoʊr ə/ noun, plural Siphrei Torah [Sephardic Hebrew see-frey taw-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew si-frey toh-ruh, toi-ruh] /Sephardic Hebrew siˈfreɪ tɔˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈsɪ freɪ […]

  • Siphuncle

    noun 1. (in a nautilus) the connecting tube that passes from the end of the body through all of the septa to the innermost chamber. 2. Entomology. an aphid cornicle.

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