: an American genus comprising amphibious pulmonate snails that include intermediate hosts of the lung fluke (Paragonimus westermanii) and other trematodes and being placed in the family Bulimidae or made type of a separate family

Word History


New Latin, from Greek pōmatias, a snail with a shell furnished with a lid (from pōmat-, pōma lid) + New Latin -opsis

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“Pomatiopsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pomatiopsis. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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