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siphon

 [si´fon]
1. a bent tube with arms of unequal length, for drawing liquid from a higher to a lower level by force of atmospheric pressure.
2. to draw liquid by means of a siphon.

si·phon

(sī'fŏn),
A tube bent into two unequal lengths, used to remove fluid from a cavity or vessel by atmospheric pressure.
[G. siphōn, tube]

siphon

/si·phon/ (si´fun) a bent tube with two arms of unequal length, used to transfer liquids from a higher to a lower level by the force of atmospheric pressure.

siphon

also

syphon

(sī′fən)
n.
1. A tube that carries a liquid from a higher level up and over a barrier and then down to a lower level, with the flow maintained by gravity and atmospheric pressure as long as the tube remains filled.
2. Zoology A tubular organ, especially of aquatic invertebrates such as squids or clams, by which water is taken in or expelled.
v. si·phoned, si·phoning, si·phons
v.tr.
To draw off or convey (a liquid) through a siphon.

si′phon·al, si·phon′ic adj.

si·phon

(sī'fŏn)
A tube bent into two unequal lengths, used to remove fluid from a cavity or vessel by atmospheric pressure and gravity.
[G. siphōn, tube]

siphon

a structure occurring in molluscs through which water is drawn in and out of the mantle cavity and which in some is used to create a jet to propel the animal through the water.

siphon

1. a bent tube with arms of unequal length, for drawing liquid from a higher to a lower level by force of atmospheric pressure.
2. to draw liquid by means of a siphon.
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Siphonic finished a gasping third, 3 1/2 lengths behind USS Tinosa, and the 2-5 favorite had no apparent excuse like the stumbling start that had cost him the race against Labamta Babe.
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sun is burning the haze off the San Gabriel Mountains, leading American 3-year-old Siphonic is thundering by on the Santa Anita track, and the opening of the Kentucky Derby prep season is just hours away.
Next came Johannesburg at 7-1, then Siphonic and Repent, a winner at the weekend, at 8-1.
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