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physogastric

[ fahy-suh-gas-trik ]
/ ˌfaɪ səˈgæs trɪk /
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adjective

pertaining to the swollen, membranous abdomen of certain insects, especially termite and ant queens.

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Origin of physogastric

First recorded in 1910–15; physo- + gastric

OTHER WORDS FROM physogastric

phy·so·gas·trism, phy·so·gas·try, noun
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