physo-, phys- (Greek: breath, wind; pertaining to air or gas; bellows, bladder, bubble; swollen; as seen in many modern scientific terms).
Having an inflated or bladder-like fruit.
A tumor or hernia distended with gas or circumscribed swelling due to gas.
Emphysematous swelling of the head.
A term used of fish which have the air bladder disconnected from the gut.
physogastrism, physogastric, physogastry:
In certain insects, a condition in which the abdomen becomes distended by the growth of fat bodies or other organs.
Moving by means of a hollow vesicular float or buoy; of or pertaining to the Physograda, a group of oceanic hydrozoa furnished with such floating organs; a member of this group.
The presence of gas and blood within the uterus.
The presence of gas and fluid within the uterus.
The presence air or gas in the uterous; uterine tympanites [distention of the abdomen or intestines due to the presence of gas].
A mollusk of the section Physopoda or Thysanoptera, rhipidoglossate gastropods, with a sort of sucker on the foot.
A genus of oceanic hydrozoa, the species of which float by means of numerous vesicular organs.
Of the nature of the Physophora, having pneumatophores or swimming-bells.
Pus and gas in a fallopian tube.
Poisoning by physostigmine [a colorless or pink poisonous crystalline compound obtained from the Calabar bean and used in medicinal drugs].
physostome, physostomi, physostomatous, physostomous:
Fish that have a pneumatic duct leading from the air bladder to some part of the alimentary canal (usually the esophagus); they include members of a number of suborders and the name is no longer used in systematic classification.
(London: Constable and Company Limited, 1973).