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noun (1)

: 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


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noun (2)

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

Word History


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 18 Apr. 2024.

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