Pneumatocyst

Pneu·mat'o·cyst noun [ Pneumato- + cyst .] (Zoology) A cyst or sac of a siphonophore, containing air, and serving as a float, as in Physalia.
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pneumatocyst

<zoology> A cyst or sac of a siphonophore, containing air, and serving as a float, as in Physalia. ... Origin: Pneumato- + cyst. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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Pneumatocyst

• (n.) A cyst or sac of a siphonophore, containing air, and serving as a float, as in Physalia.
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Pneumatocyst

In phycology, a pneumatocyst is a floating structure that contains gas found on brown seaweed. A seaweed`s thallus may have more than one. They provide buoyancy to lift the blades toward the surface, allowing them to receive more sunlight for photosynthesis. The proportion of gases in the pneumatocysts varies depending on the physiological status.
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