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Definition of Physalia

Physalia
Physalia Phy*sa"li*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a bladder, fr. ? a bellows.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large oceanic Siphonophora which includes the Portuguese man-of-war. Note: It has a large air sac, or float, with a sail-like crest on its upper side. Numerous zooids of different kinds are attached to the under side of the float. Some of the zooids have very long tentacles; some have a mouth and digest food; others produce gonophores. The American species (Physalia arethusa) is brilliantly colored, the float being pink or purple, and bright blue; the zooids blue. It is noted for its virulent stinging powers, as well as for its beautiful colors, graceful motions, and its ability to sail to windward.

Meaning of Physalia from wikipedia

- two species in the genus Physalia, along with the Pacific man o' war (or Australian blue bottle), Physalia utriculus. Physalia is the only genus in the...
- (Craspedacusta sowerbyi), freshwater polyps (Hydra), Obelia, Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis), chondrop****s (Porpitidae), "air fern" (Sertularia argentea)...
- floating marine animal found in the Atlantic that resembles a jellyfish Physalia utriculus, also known as Indo-Pacific Portuguese man o' war, a similar...
- Specifically, the blue bottle fly Calliphora vomitoria The Portuguese man o' war (Physalia utriculus), stinging marine siphonop****s resembling jellyfish and known...
- The Physalia Seamount is a seamount in the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the New England Seamounts, which was active more than 100 million years ago. It...
- Physalia physalis, Portuguese man-of-war, is a marine colonial animal that is dioecious; the reproductive medusae within a colony such as this are all...
- Siphonophorae Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis) Scientific cl****ification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Cl****: Hydrozoa Subcl****: Hydroidolina...
- better-known siphonop****s, which includes the Portuguese man o' war, or Physalia physalis. The blue button lives on the surface of the sea and consists...
- depends on their environment for transportation. The Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis) lives at the surface of the ocean. The gas-filled bladder, or...
- is a suborder of siphonop****s. It includes the Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis) and Bathyphysa conifera, sometimes called the "flying spaghetti...
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