physostomous

physostomous

[fahy-sos-tuh-muhs]
adjective Ichthyology.
having the mouth and air bladder connected by an air duct.
Compare physoclistous.


Origin:
1885–90; physo- + -stomous

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physostomous (faɪˈsɒstəməs)
 
adj
Compare physoclistous (of fishes) having a duct connecting the air bladder to part of the alimentary canal
 
[C19: from Greek phusa bladder + -stomous, from stoma mouth]

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