Helicella

noun
Heli·cel·la | \ˌheləˈselə, ˌhēl-\

Definition of Helicella 

: a genus of land snails (family Helicidae) including several snails of veterinary importance as intermediate hosts of flukes and of some nematode lungworms of sheep and other ruminants

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History and Etymology for Helicella

New Latin, from helic- + -ella

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