Physopsis

noun Phy·sop·sis \fīˈsäpsə̇s\

Definition of Physopsis

  1. :  a genus of Old World freshwater pulmonate snails (family Bulinidae) including important intermediate hosts of the schistosome (Schistosoma haematobium) and other trematodes of medical or veterinary significance

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Origin and Etymology of physopsis

New Latin, from phys- + -opsis


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