Semi·​sul·​co·​spi·​ra | \ ˌsemə̇ˌsəlkəˈspīrə \

Definition of Semisulcospira

: a genus of freshwater snails (family Thiaridae) of eastern Asia and the Pacific islands where they are sometimes used as food and are of prime medical importance as intermediate hosts of pathogenic trematode worms

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History and Etymology for Semisulcospira

New Latin, from semi- + Latin sulcus furrow + New Latin -spira (from spirare to breathe)

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“Semisulcospira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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