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siphonophore Syllabification: si·pho·no·phore
Pronunciation: /ˈsīfənəˌfôr/ /sīˈfänə-/

Definition of siphonophore in English:


A colonial marine coelenterate of the order Siphonophora, such as a Portuguese man-of-war.
Example sentences
  • Chondrophorines were once classified with another unusual group of hydrozoans, the siphonophores.
  • Evolutionary developmental innovations important for colonial integration have evolved independently in many colonial hydrozoans, and are displayed both in Hydractinia and in more advanced forms of siphonophores.
  • The siphonophores have achieved a degree of integration such that they are often regarded as solitary organisms in spite of their colonial organization.
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