physostomous

adjective
phy·​sos·​to·​mous
variants: or less commonly physostomatous \ ¦fīsō¦stämətəs , -​stōm-​ \

Definition of physostomous

1 : of or relating to a physostome or the Physostomi : isospondylous
2 : having a duct between the air bladder and alimentary canal

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History and Etymology for physostomous

physostomous from New Latin Physostomi + English -ous; physostomatous from phys- + -stomatous

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“Physostomous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physostomous. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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