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Related to syphon: Soda syphon
n. & v.
Variant of siphon.
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(General Physics) a variant spelling of siphon
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or sy•phon(ˈsaɪ fən)
n., v. -phoned, -phon•ing. n.
1. a U-shaped pipe that uses atmospheric pressure to draw liquid from one container, place, or level to another.
2. a projecting tubular part of some animals, esp. certain mollusks, through which liquid enters or leaves the body.v.t., v.i.
3. to convey, draw, or pass through or as if through a siphon (sometimes fol. by off).
[1650–60; < Latin sīphōn- (s. of sīphō) < Greek síphōn, siphōn pipe, tube]
si′phon•al, si•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
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Past participle: syphoned
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|Noun||1.||syphon - a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube|
|2.||syphon - a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled|
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
|Verb||1.||syphon - convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon|
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