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.
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.
The anterior prolongation of the margin of any gastropod shell for the protection of the soft siphon.
To convey, or draw off, by means of a siphon, as a liquid from one vessel to another at a lower level.
A pipe connecting two canals. A tube or pipe through which water flows over a high point by gravity.
extensible fleshy tube through which the mollusc takes in or emits water.
IS TUBING FULL OF LIQUID USING GRAVITY TO MOVE THAT LIQUID UP AND OUT OF ONE LOCATION AND DOWN TO ANOTHER LOWER LOCATION.
a tube-like extension of the mantle for the passage of water currents.
A device used to transfer fluids from one container to another, or the process of doing so. In winemaking, plastic or rubber tubing is often used in the racking process to transfer the cleared mead into a clean container. The siphoning process is often begun by putting one end of a water-filled tube into the fermentation vessel, just above the sediment, and putting the other end into a container set down lower to get the flow started, until the water in the tube has pulled the mead in. Once the mead is flowing from the tube, the free end is placed in another container that is lower than the original contain- er, and air pressure and gravity then take care of the rest. Siphoning is often called racking in winemaking circles.
Pulling liquid up a tube, down the same tube, and into another container. One practical application is transferring mead from a fermenter into bottles. Another is getting gasoline in your mouth. The first is more pleasurable.
tube-shaped secretory organ on the abdomen of aphids
referring to a tube (_Orthosiphon_ = "straight tube" usually a flower part)
A closed conduit (pipe) a portion of which lies above the hydraulic grade line, resulting in a pressure less than atmospheric and requiring a vacuum within the conduit to start flow. A siphon utilizes atmospheric pressure to effect or increase the flow of water through the conduit.
An arrangement whereby water is induced to flow naturally from an upper level to a lower level through a pipe or hose which spans an intermediate level that is higher than either.
a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube
a bent tube with one limb longer than the other, by means of which a liquid can be drawn off to a lower level
an inverted U-shaped pipe that can transfers water from a higher reservoir to a lower reservoir by lifting that water upward from the higher reservoir and then lowering it into the lower reservoir
a pipe that rises above some liquid level and discharges to a lower level (Fig
a tube that a thief uses to steal gas from your car
a tube that lets you move liquids from one container to another without having to lift them
a tube used for transferring liquid by mean of suction, not by squeezing
a U-shaped bend in a water conduit, as found on toilets, and wash basin outlets
Tube used by the larva to breathe air.
a tube like structure used by organisms for drawing in or forcing out water.
A tube-like structure in certain marine animals, such as clams and octopuses, allowing the passage of seawater.
A tube to suck in or eject water. A siphon may be used to suck in water to get oxygen and food. Or to analyse the chemicals in the water in order to find food or mates. Water may be flushed out through a siphon to get rid of wastes. A siphon is used for jet-propulsion in octopuses, squids and cuttlefish.
A system of piping or tubing where the exit point is lower than the entry point and where some part of the piping is above the free surface of the fluid source.
A tube. Clams and many other molluscs breathe through siphons.
A pigtail-shaped pipe or a drop leg in the pipe leading to a steam pressure gauge, serving to trap water in the gauge and prevent overheating from direct contact with steam.
Section of hard suction hose or piece of pipe used to maintain an equal level of water in two or more portable tanks.
A siphon (also spelled syphon) is a continuous tube that allows liquid to drain from a reservoir through an intermediate point that is higher than the reservoir, the up-slope flow being driven only by hydrostatic pressure without any need for pumping. It is necessary that the final end of the tube be lower than the liquid surface in the reservoir.