Siphon trap | Article about siphon trap by The Free Dictionary
In plumbing, a trap
, 1 shaped like the letter S on its side, in a vertical plane; the lower bend contains the water seal.
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It's a lot less expensive than having a licensed plumber change the siphon trap
to a P-trap, but your local code may require the upgrading when you are ready to sell your house and a competent inspector finds the problem and has to report it.
Another possibility is a siphon trap
under the sink -- the trap which you found incorrectly installed.