plural noun
Ba·​som·​ma·​toph·​o·​ra | \ bə-ˌsä-mə-ˈtä-f(ə-)rə \

Definition of Basommatophora

: a suborder of Pulmonata comprising snails that have the eyes at the base of the nonretractile tentacles and including many common pond snails

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Other Words from Basommatophora

basommatophorous \ bə-​¦sä-​mə-​¦tä-​f(ə-​)rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Basommatophora

New Latin, from baso- + International Scientific Vocabulary ommatophore

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

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