asiphonate


asiphonate
I. \(ˈ)ā+|-\ adjective
Etymology: a- (II) + siphonate
: having no siphon

an asiphonate oyster

II. noun (-s)
: an asiphonate mollusk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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