Alocinma

noun Al·o·cin·ma \ˌaləˈsinmə\

Definition of Alocinma

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of alocinma

borrowed from New Latin, reverse spelling of Amnicola, a snail genus — more at amnicolidae


First Known Use: circa 1948


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