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n. - A floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored.

Usage examples (10)
  • It may look like a jellyfish but it's actually a siphonophore, fact fans.
  • This Portuguese man-of-war is a type of siphonophore often found in tropical waters.
  • Manefish are thought to steal food from or feed on a jellyfish-like animal called a siphonophore.
  • The "head" of the siphonophore (at right) pulls the animal through the water, its stinging tentacles streaming out like a living drift net. for more
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