Parafossarulus

noun
Para·​fos·​sar·​u·​lus | \ ¦parəˌfä¦sar(y)ələs \

Definition of Parafossarulus

: a genus of East Asian freshwater snails (family Bulimidae) including important intermediate hosts of the Chinese liver fluke

History and Etymology for Parafossarulus

New Latin, from para- entry 1 + Fossarulus genus of snails, diminutive of Late Latin fossarius fossor

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“Parafossarulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parafossarulus. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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