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physogastric

[fahy-suh-gas-trik] /ˌfaɪ səˈgæs trɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the swollen, membranous abdomen of certain insects, especially termite and ant queens.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; physo- + gastric
Related forms
physogastrism, physogastry, noun
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