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physostomous

[fahy-sos-tuh-muh s] /faɪˈsɒs tə məs/
adjective, Ichthyology.
1.
having the mouth and air bladder connected by an air duct.
Compare physoclistous.
Origin of physostomous
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; physo- + -stomous
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British Dictionary definitions for physostomous

physostomous

/faɪˈsɒstəməs/
adjective
1.
(of fishes) having a duct connecting the air bladder to part of the alimentary canal Compare physoclistous
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phusa bladder + -stomous, from stoma mouth
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