Stag·​nic·​o·​la | \ stagˈnikələ \

Definition of Stagnicola

: a genus of common freshwater snails (family Lymnaeidae) including intermediate hosts of the sheep liver fluke and of various trematodes of waterfowls that cause schistosome dermatitis in man

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History and Etymology for Stagnicola

New Latin, from Latin stagnum standing body of water, pond, pool + -i- + New Latin -cola

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“Stagnicola.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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