Another posts

tickly definition nasality definition examples of chitons oblique fire turn the table meaning kirkyard definition klux definition knapping hammer good naturedness trackable definition run afoul definition bocca meaning good measure meaning good breeding chaffed hands perficient definition crow flowers define unvalued your most obedient servant transmutable definition culturist definition under wraps definition standing ovation definition business line definition fortune telling examples to bear out glyphics definition counter drain timelessly definition swaggy definition magot pie goggled definition crow flowers drop the curtain expatiation definition turcopolier definition



  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Siphuncle (Zoöl) The tube which runs through the partitions of chambered cephalopod shells.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n siphuncle In zoöl:
    • n siphuncle A siphon; especially, the siphon or funnel of tetrabranchiate cephalopods, between the chambers of the shell which it connects. See cut under Tetrabranchiata.
    • n siphuncle In entomology, same as nectary, 2. Also called cornicle, honey-tube, siphonet, and siphunculus.
    • n siphuncle In the cephalopods, the calcareous tubular wail of the siphon.
    • n siphuncle The protrusible portion of the mouth-parts of a true louse, supposed to be modifications of the epipharynx and hypopharynx.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Siphuncle the siphon or funnel of tetrabranchiate cephalopods: a nectary
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. siphunculus, sipunculus, dim. of sipho,. See Siphon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr., siphōnsiphlos, hollow.


In literature:

Nectaries: honey-tubes, cornicles, siphuncles; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
An extinct genus of chambered shells, allied to the Ammonites, having the siphuncle near the dorsal margin.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
In Ammonoids the siphuncle is always marginal, and usually external.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various