physalia

noun
phy·​sa·​lia | \ fī-ˈsā-lē-ə How to pronounce physalia (audio) \

Medical Definition of physalia

1 capitalized : a genus of large oceanic siphonophores (family Physaliidae) including the Portuguese man-of-wars
2 : any siphonophore of the genus Physalia

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“Physalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/physalia. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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