physophorae

Physophorae

Phy*soph"o*r[ae]\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a bellows + ? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of Siphonophora, furnished with an air sac, or float, and a series of nectocalyces. See Illust. under Nectocalyx.
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