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Siphonoglyphe, the ciliated groove or furrow at one or both ends of the mouth of various members of the Actinozoa (q.v.) or Alcyonaria (q.v.). By the vibration of the cilia a current of water is started, and food and fresh water are carried down into the oesophagus. It thus serves both for respiration and nutrition. It can be well seen both in the Sea-Anemones or in Alcyonium, the "Dead Men's Fingers."