physalis

noun


Nearby words

  1. phys.,
  2. phys. chem.,
  3. phys. ed.,
  4. phys. geog.,
  5. physaliform,
  6. physeal,
  7. physi-,
  8. physiatrics,
  9. physiatrist,
  10. physiatry

Word Origin for physalis

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

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Medicine definitions for physalis

physalis

[fĭsə-lĭs]

n.

A vacuole in a giant cell of certain malignant neoplasms, such as chondromas.

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