physalis

Word Origin for physalis

New Latin, from Greek physallis a bladder (from the form of the calyx)
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physalis in Medicine

physalis

[fĭsə-lĭs]
n.
  1. A vacuole in a giant cell of certain malignant neoplasms, such as chondromas.
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