si·phon·o·phore (sī-fŏnə-fôr′, sīfə-nə-)
Any of various transparent, often subtly colored marine hydrozoans of the order Siphonophora, consisting of a delicate floating or swimming colony of specialized zooids and including the Portuguese man-of-war.
[From New Latin Sīphōnophora, order name : Greek sīphō, tube + Greek -phora, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore.]
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