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(sī′fŏn)

[L. sipho, stem siphon-, fr Gr. siphön, pipe, tube]
A tube bent at an angle to form two unequal lengths for transferring liquids from one container to another by atmospheric pressure. One container must be higher than the other for this to work.

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TY - ELEC T1 - siphon ID - 734697 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/734697/all/siphon PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -