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physoclistous

[ fahy-suh-klis-tuhs ]
/ ˌfaɪ səˈklɪs təs /
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adjective Ichthyology.
having the air bladder closed off from the mouth.
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Compare physostomous.

Origin of physoclistous

1885–90; <New Latin Physoclist(i) genus name (<Greek phȳso-physo- + kleistoí, plural of kleistós shut, verbid of kleíein to shut) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for physoclistous

physoclistous
/ (ˌfaɪsəʊˈklɪstəs) /

adjective
(of fishes) having an air bladder that is not connected to the alimentary canalCompare physostomous

Word Origin for physoclistous

C19: from Greek phusa bladder + -clistous, from kleistos closed
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