siphuncular

siphuncle

[sahy-fuhng-kuhl]
noun
1.
(in a nautilus) the connecting tube that passes from the end of the body through all of the septa to the innermost chamber.
2.
Entomology. an aphid cornicle.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Latin sīp(h)unculus small tube through which water is forced, equivalent to sīp(h)ōn-, stem of sīp(h)ō siphon + -culus -cule1 (see carbuncle)

siphuncular, siphunculate [sahy-fuhng-kyuh-lit] , siphunculated [sahy-fuhng-kyuh-ley-tid] , adjective
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