physode

noun
phy·​sode | \ ˈfīˌsōd \
plural -s

Definition of physode

: any of various vesicular intracellular inclusions of brown algae that are of uncertain constitution and function

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History and Etymology for physode

German, from Greek physōdēs full of wind, from physa bellows

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“Physode.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physode. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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