Afroplanorbis

noun

Af·​ro·​pla·​nor·​bis
¦a-frō-plə-ˈnȯr-bəs
: a genus of African pulmonate freshwater snails (family Planorbidae) including important intermediate hosts of the blood fluke (Schistosomamansoni)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Afr- + Planorbis

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Afroplanorbis was in 1946

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“Afroplanorbis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afroplanorbis. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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