Al·​o·​cin·​ma | \ ˌaləˈsinmə \

Definition of Alocinma

: a genus of Asian pulmonate snails (family Helicidae) including a species (A. longicornis) which may serve as an intermediate host of the Chinese liver fluke

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First Known Use of Alocinma

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alocinma

borrowed from New Latin, reverse spelling of Amnicola, a snail genus

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“Alocinma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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