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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.
When Siphonic worked out Wednesday, going half a mile in 47 seconds, trainer David Hofmans had him break from the starting gate, hoping the experience would help to prevent a recurrence of the incident in the Santa Catalina in which the soil gave way under the colt's hind feet.
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Siphonic, the Hollywood Futurity winner, is 6-1; Repent, the Kentucky Jockey Club winner, is 8-1; and Johannesburg, the Europe-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner, is 10-1.
Medaglia d'Oro, a recent private purchase by trainer Bobby Frankel, had two and a half lengths to spare over USS Tinosa, with Siphonic three and a half lengths back.
Siphonic stumbled at the start and finished second at 1-10 odds in the Jan.
Siphonic wasn't injured when he nearly fell at the start before rallying for second place in the Santa Catalina Stakes on Saturday, and remains on target for the March 17 San Felipe, trainer David Hofmans said.
Repent, second to Johannesburg in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and 8-1 in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager book, won a Grade 3 race at Fair Grounds last Sunday, while Siphonic, third in the Juvenile, and also 8-1 for Churchill Downs, was runner-up in a Grade 2 race at Santa Anita last month.
Siphonic went into the starting gate Saturday afternoon as an overwhelming favorite in the Santa Catalina Stakes, Santa Anita's first important race for 3-year-olds in 2002, as well as the long-range favorite for the May 4 Derby and the Triple Crown.
The Las Vegas-based Bally's Casino rates Dubai Destination Godolphin's most likely winner, at 30-1, compared to 7-1 joint-favourites Repent and Siphonic.
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.