Bulinus

noun (1)
Bu·​li·​nus | \ byüˈlīnəs \

Definition of Bulinus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus (the type of the family Bulinidae) of small sinistral freshwater pulmonate snails including a number that are intermediate hosts of flukes of domestic animals

Bulinus

noun (2)
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Definition of Bulinus (Entry 2 of 2)

in some classifications
: a genus coextensive with Bulimus used chiefly in medical literature

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History and Etymology for Bulinus

Noun (1)

New Latin, perhaps irregular from Latin bulla bubble + -inus -ine (head)

Noun (2)

New Latin, alteration of Bulimus

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“Bulinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bulinus. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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