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planaria

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noun pla·nar·ia \plə-ˈner-ē-ə\

Definition of planaria

plural

planaria

also

planarias

  1. :  any of a genus (Planaria) of 2-eyed planarian worms; broadly :  planarian



Origin and Etymology of planaria

New Latin, from feminine of Late Latin planarius lying on a plane, from Latin planum plane


First Known Use: 1855


Medical Dictionary

planaria

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noun pla·nar·ia \plə-ˈnar-ē-ə, -ˈner-\

Medical Definition of planaria

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of the family Planariidae comprising planarian worms having two eyes

  2. 2:  any worm of the genus Planaria; broadly :  planarian




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