Definition of physa in English:

physa

noun

  • A small freshwater snail of the genus Physa or family Physidae, having a thin, sinistral shell; (in form Physa) the genus itself.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry McMurtrie (1793–1865). From scientific Latin Physa, genus name from ancient Greek ϕῦσα bellows, probably from the same Indo-European base as classical Latin pustula.

Pronunciation

physa

/ˈfʌɪsə/