physoclist

noun
phy·​so·​clist | \ ˈfīsəˌklist \
plural -s

Definition of physoclist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a teleost fish lacking a duct between the air bladder and the alimentary canal

physoclist

adjective
\ " \
variants: or less commonly physoclistous \ ¦⸗⸗¦klistəs \ or physoclistic \ -​tik \

Definition of physoclist (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to a physoclist or to the Physoclisti
2 : lacking a duct between the air bladder and alimentary canal

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History and Etymology for physoclist

Noun

New Latin Physoclisti

Adjective

physoclist from New Latin Physoclisti; physoclistous, physoclistic from New Latin Physoclisti + English -ous or -ic

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“Physoclist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physoclist. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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