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

Definition of Basommatophora

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


\bə-¦sä-mə-¦tä-f(ə-)rəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of basommatophora

New Latin, from baso- + International Scientific Vocabulary ommatophore

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