Siphonophore
Siphonophore \Si*phon"o*phore\, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the {Siphonophora}. [1913 Webster]

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  • siphonophore — [ sifɔnɔfɔr ] n. m. • 1841; de siphon et phore ♦ Zool. Méduse pélagique transparente dont le stolon assure la communication entre individus de la colonie flottante. ● siphonophore nom masculin Nom d ordre donné à des colonies marines flottantes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • siphonophore — [sī′fə nə fôr΄, sī fän′əfôr΄] n. [< Gr siphōn, tube + PHORE] any of an order (Siphonophora) of small, transparent, often colored, swimming or floating sea hydrozoans composed of several kinds of polyps and including the Portuguese man of war …   English World dictionary

  • Siphonophore — Siphonophorae Siphonophore …   Wikipédia en Français

  • siphonophore — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek siphōn + pherein to carry more at bear Date: circa 1842 any of an order (Siphonophora) of compound free swimming or floating pelagic hydrozoans that are mostly delicate, transparent, and colored and have… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • siphonophore — siphonophorous /suy feuh nof euhr euhs/, adj. /suy feuh neuh fawr , fohr , suy fon euh /, n. any pelagic hydrozoan of the order Siphonophora, being a floating or swimming colony composed of polyps. [1835 45; < NL Siphonophora name of the order <… …   Universalium

  • siphonophore — noun Any of various transparent marine hydrozoans, of the order Siphonophora, that float or swim as colonies of polyps …   Wiktionary

  • Siphonophore — Si|pho|no|pho|re, die; , n <meist Pl.> [zu griech phorós = tragend]: Staatsqualle …   Universal-Lexikon

  • siphonophore — si·pho·no·phore sī fän ə .fō(ə)r, sī fə nə , .fȯ(ə)r n any of an order (Siphonophora) of compound free swimming or floating pelagic hydrozoans see PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR …   Medical dictionary

  • siphonophore — (si fo no fo r ) adj. Synonyme de siphonifère. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, siphon, et du grec, qui porte …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Siphonophore — Si|pho|no|pho|re 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: n; Zool.〉 Staatsqualle [Etym.: <Siphon + …phor1] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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