physostomi definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An order of fishes in which the environment bladder receives a duct, as well as the ventral fins, whenever present, tend to be stomach. It provides the salmons, herrings, carps, catfishes, as well as others.
  • noun:
    • An order of teleost fishes established by J. Müller in 1845, containing those whose air-bladder, whenever current, is connected with the alimentary channel by an air-duct, the bladder thus having an outlet or lips: contrasted with Physoclisti.
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