Dugesia

noun Du·ge·sia \d(y)üˈjēzh(ē)ə\

Definition of Dugesia

  1. :  a genus of widespread North American triclad flatworms including a common brown freshwater planarian (D. tigrina)

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Origin and Etymology of dugesia

New Latin, from Antoine-Louis Dugès †1838 French physician and zoologist + New Latin -ia


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