Helisoma

noun

Heli·​so·​ma
ˌhēləˈsōmə,
ˌhel-
: a genus of freshwater snails (family Planorbidae) including intermediate hosts of echinostomes and possibly other flukes of medical or veterinary importance

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from heli- (probably from Greek helix spiral) + -soma

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“Helisoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helisoma. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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