A siphon is a tube in an inverted U shape which causes a liquid, under the pull of gravity, to flow upwards and then downwards to discharge at a lower level.
The term siphon may also refer to other structures where flowing liquids are involved, or because the object is shaped like a siphon:
- Siphon (insect anatomy)
- Siphon (mollusc), an organ of many aquatic molluscs through which water (or air) flows
- Oral siphon of Urochordata
- Carotid siphon, a portion of the human internal carotid artery running through the cavernous sinus, called siphon because of its shape
- sump (cave), a passage in a cave that is submerged under water
|This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.