Bulimus

noun Bu·li·mus \byüˈlīməs\

Definition of Bulimus

  1. 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. 2 in former classifications :  a genus of land snails somewhat equivalent to the family Bulimulidae

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Origin and Etymology of bulimus

New Latin, probably from Latin, great hunger, from Greek boulimos, from bous head of cattle + limos hunger — more at cow, less


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