physoclistous

[fahy-suh-klis-tuhs]
adjective Ichthyology.
having the air bladder closed off from the mouth.
Compare physostomous.


Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Physoclist(i) genus name (< Greek phȳso- physo- + kleistoí, plural of kleistós shut, verbid of kleíein to shut) + -ous

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physoclistous (ˌfaɪsəʊˈklɪstəs)
 
adj
Compare physostomous (of fishes) having an air bladder that is not connected to the alimentary canal
 
[C19: from Greek phusa bladder + -clistous, from kleistos closed]

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These physoclistous fish must gulp atmospheric air to initiate the inflation process.
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