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si·phon·o·phore  audio  (s-fn-fôr, -fr, sf-n-) KEY 

NOUN:
Any of various transparent, often subtly colored marine hydrozoans of the order Siphonophora, consisting of a floating or swimming colony of polyplike and medusalike individuals and including the Portuguese man-of-war.

ETYMOLOGY:
From New Latin Sphnophora, order name : Greek sph, sphn-, tube + Greek -phora, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore


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