variants or less commonly physogastrism
plural physogastries also physogastrisms
: the condition (as of some termitophiles) of having the abdomen greatly distended compare stenogastry

Word History


physogastry International Scientific Vocabulary phys- + gastr- + -y; physogastrism from phys- + gastr- + -ism

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“Physogastry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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