Asiphonate
Asiphonate A*si"phon*ate, a. (Zo["o]l.) Destitute of a siphon or breathing tube; -- said of many bivalve shells. -- n. An asiphonate mollusk. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • asiphonate — I. (ˈ)ā+| adjective Etymology: a (II) + siphonate : having no siphon an asiphonate oyster II. noun ( s) : an asiphonate mollusk …   Useful english dictionary

  • asiphonate — adj. [Gr. an, without; siphon, tube] Lacking a siphon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Asiphonata — Asiphonea As i*pho ne*a, ||Asiphonata A*si pho*na ta, ||Asiphonida As i*phon i*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a priv. + ? a tube.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of bivalve mollusks destitute of siphons, as the oyster; the asiphonate mollusks. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asiphonea — As i*pho ne*a, ||Asiphonata A*si pho*na ta, ||Asiphonida As i*phon i*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a priv. + ? a tube.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of bivalve mollusks destitute of siphons, as the oyster; the asiphonate mollusks. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asiphonida — Asiphonea As i*pho ne*a, ||Asiphonata A*si pho*na ta, ||Asiphonida As i*phon i*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a priv. + ? a tube.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of bivalve mollusks destitute of siphons, as the oyster; the asiphonate mollusks. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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