: 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

Word History


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

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“Semisulcospira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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