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physoclistous

[fahy-suh-klis-tuh s] /ˌfaɪ səˈklɪs təs/
adjective, Ichthyology
1.
having the air bladder closed off from the mouth.
Compare physostomous.
Origin of physoclistous
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin Physoclist(i) genus name (< Greek phȳso- physo- + kleistoí, plural of kleistós shut, verbid of kleíein to shut) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for physoclistous

physoclistous

/ˌfaɪsəʊˈklɪstəs/
adjective
1.
(of fishes) having an air bladder that is not connected to the alimentary canal Compare physostomous
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phusa bladder + -clistous, from kleistos closed
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