Si`pho*no*stom"a*ta (?), n. pl. [NL. See Siphon, and Stoma.] Zool. (a)

A tribe of parasitic copepod Crustacea including a large number of species that are parasites of fishes, as the lerneans. They have a mouth adapted to suck blood.

(b)

An artificial division of gastropods including those that have siphonostomatous shells.

 

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