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- adj. Resembling or relating to a siphon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a siphon; resembling a siphon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling a siphon.
- In zoology:
- Pertaining or relating to the siphon of mollusks, etc.
- Marked by the siphon of a bivalve mollusk; pallial, as a sinus: as, the siphonal impression of the shell.
- Bent into the form of a siphon, as the stomach of certain fishes, one arm of the siphon being the cardiac and the other the pyloric part.
The proboscis slips out the siphonal canal, unrolling, the barbed teeth spring forward.
He was able to imagine, in acute detail, the snail's translucent proboscis as it slipped free of the siphonal canal, the quills of its teeth probing her skin, the venom spilling into her.
Between the ovario-cardiac ligament and this process lies the small oval aperture already described by Professor Owen, which gives passage to the siphonal artery.
The shells coil dextrally (right-handed, or in a clockwise direction) and have a long siphonal canal.
The oval "aperture for the siphonal artery" is seen to the left of _c'_, and the right-hand style in _Fig. _ 1 passes through it.]