siphon

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From Middle French siphon, from Old French sifon, from Latin sipho, from Ancient Greek σίφων (síphōn, pipe, tube).

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siphon (plural siphons)

  1. A bent pipe or tube with one end lower than the other, in which hydrostatic pressure exerted due to the force of gravity moves liquid from one reservoir to another.
  2. a soda siphon
  3. (biology) a tubelike organ found in animals or elongated cell found in plants.

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siphon (third-person singular simple present siphons, present participle siphoning, simple past and past participle siphoned)

  1. (transitive) to transfer (liquid) by means of a siphon.
    He used a rubber tube to siphon petrol from the car's fuel tank.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via Latin sipho from Ancient Greek σίφων (síphōn, pipe, tube), but of unknown ultimate origin.

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siphon m (plural siphons)

  1. siphon

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