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2 entries found for siphon.
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Main Entry: 1si·phon
Variant(s): also sy·phon /primarystresssimacr-fschwan/
Function: noun
1 : a bent tube through which a liquid can be drawn by means of air pressure up and over the edge of one container and into another container at a lower level
2 : any of various tube-shaped organs in animals and especially mollusks that are used to draw in or pass off fluids
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