Bulimus

noun

Bu·​li·​mus
byüˈlīməs
1
: a genus of small freshwater snails that is the type of the family Bulimidae and includes a species (B. fuchsianus) that is the chief intermediate host of the Chinese liver fluke
2
in former classifications : a genus of land snails somewhat equivalent to the family Bulimulidae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably from Latin, great hunger, from Greek boulimos, from bous head of cattle + limos hunger

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“Bulimus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bulimus. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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