As·​sim·​i·​nea | \ əˌsiməˈnēə \

Definition of Assiminea

: a genus (the type of the widely distributed family Assimineidae) of small conical operculate pulmonate snails (order Pectinibranchia) of brackish water including a species (A. lutea) sometimes serving as an intermediate host of the lung fluke

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“Assiminea.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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