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phys·a·lis

(fis'ă-lis),
A vacuole in a giant cell found in certain malignant neoplasms, such as chordoma.
[G. physallis, a bladder]

phys·a·lis

(fis'ăl-is)
A vacuole in a giant cell found in certain malignant neoplasms, such as chordoma.
[G. physallis, a bladder]

physalis

(fĭs′ă-lĭs) [Gr. physallis, bubble]
A large vacuole present in the cell of certain malignancies such as a chondroma.

Physalis

genus of plants in the family Solanaceae; suspected of poisoning livestock. Includes P. minima, P. peruviana. Called also wild ground cherry.
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Frequency of beach groundcherry was greatest in burns conducted in summer in the second year, while frequency in burns conducted in winter also was greater than in control treatments.
With the exception of an increase in species of legumes, beach groundcherry, coastal mistflower, and Cyperaceae other than Juncus (all potentially beneficial foods for various species of wildlife), burning did little to change dynamics of phytomass that might impact quality of habitat for >2 years.