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Definition of Siphon
Siphon Si"phon, v. t. (Chem.)
To convey, or draw off, by means of a siphon, as a liquid
from one vessel to another at a lower level.
SiphonSiphon Si"phon, n. [F. siphon, L. sipho, -onis, fr. Gr. ??? a
siphon, tube, pipe.]
1. A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form
two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a liquid
can be transferred to a lower level, as from one vessel to
another, over an intermediate elevation, by the action of
the pressure of the atmosphere in forcing the liquid up
the shorter branch of the pipe immersed in it, while the
continued excess of weight of the liquid in the longer
branch (when once filled) causes a continuous flow. The
flow takes place only when the discharging extremity of
the pipe ia lower than the higher liquid surface, and when
no part of the pipe is higher above the surface than the
same liquid will rise by atmospheric pressure; that is,
about 33 feet for water, and 30 inches for mercury, near
the sea level.
(a) One of the tubes or folds of the mantle border of a
bivalve or gastropod mollusk by which water is
conducted into the gill cavity. See Illust. under
Mya, and Lamellibranchiata.
(b) The anterior prolongation of the margin of any
gastropod shell for the protection of the soft siphon.
(c) The tubular organ through which water is ejected from
the gill cavity of a cephaloid. It serves as a
locomotive organ, by guiding and confining the jet of
water. Called also siphuncle. See Illust. under
Loligo, and Dibranchiata.
(d) The siphuncle of a cephalopod shell.
(e) The sucking proboscis of certain parasitic insects and
(f) A sproutlike prolongation in front of the mouth of
(g) A tubular organ connected both with the esophagus and
the intestine of certain sea urchins and annelids.
3. A siphon bottle.
Inverted siphon, a tube bent like a siphon, but having the
branches turned upward; specifically (Hydraulic
Engineering), a pipe for conducting water beneath a
depressed place, as from one hill to another across an
intervening valley, following the depression of the
Siphon barometer. See under Barometer.
Siphon bottle, a bottle for holding a["e]rated water, which
is driven out through a bent tube in the neck by the gas
within the bottle when a valve in the tube is opened; --
called also gazogene, and siphoid.
Meaning of Siphon from wikipedia
- The word siphon
Gr****: σίφων, "pipe, tube", also spelled
syphon) is used to refer
to a wide variety
the flow of liquids...
- A siphon
is an anatomical structure which
is part of the body of aquatic molluscs
cl****es: Gastropoda, Bivalvia
(members of these...
- the siphon cistern provide
a shorter flush option
air into the siphon
to stop the siphon action before
the tank is empty. The siphon
- at a lower
may also refer
to: Soda siphon
used for dispensing carbonated water Siphon
(insect anatomy) Siphon
(mollusc), an organ...
- Siphon tubes
are a basic implement
used in irrigation
to transfer water
over a barrier
(such as the bank of a raised irrigation
- vacuum produce
coffee. This type of coffee maker
is also known
as vac pot, siphon
or syphon coffee
maker, and was invented
in the 1830s...
- The GWR Siphon
was a series
milk churn transport wagons built
by the Great Western Railway
Railways. The GWR, being...
- The concentric siphon
or annular siphon
is a rarer embodiment
of the siphon which
has the discharge
from the inlet
tube, with the opening...
- A siphon
is a tubular organ
of the respiratory system
of some insects
a significant amount
time underwater, that serves
as a breathing...
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