: a genus of New World freshwater snails (family Planorbidae) of medical importance as hosts of the schistosome (Schistosoma mansoni) in endemic focuses in North and South America

Word History


New Latin, from tropicus tropical (from Latin, of a turning of the sun) + Latin orbis ring, circle

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“Tropicorbis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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