Having bubbles or vacuoles. SYN: physaliferous. [G. physallis, bladder, bubble, + phoros, bearing]

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phys·a·liph·o·rous (fis″ə-lifґə-rəs) [physalis + Gr. phoros bearing] containing bubbles or vacuoles.

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