asiphonate definition

  • adjective:
    • Lacking a siphon or respiration tube.
    • Destitute of a siphon or breathing pipe; -- said of several bivalve shells.
  • noun:
    • Any mollusk lacking a siphon or breathing tube.
  • others:
    • Not possessing a respiratory tube or siphon: opposed to siphonate; specifically, of or pertaining to the Asiphonata. H. A. Nicholson. In addition asiphoniate and esiphonate.
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